First, Do No Harm Test | Final Test - Hard

Lisa Belkin
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What initially happened to the money that the founder left behind for the construction of the hospital?

2. Where does Teresa often see the Sparks?

3. Who is the financial administrator at Hermann?

4. The courts revised the hospital founder's will to allow for what?

5. What emotions is Armando experiencing in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Claire and Kenny Sparks in Chapter 21?

2. What happens to the Sparks family, in the four years following the events in the book?

3. How does Armando behave with his nurses at Hermann?

4. What does Mary try to do for Armando in Chapter 18?

5. What are Hazel Mitchell's responsibilities at Hermann?

6. What is the Committee's decision regarding Taylor, in Chapter 16?

7. What are the guidelines the Committee must follow regarding withdrawing life support, as set forth by Randy in Chapter 25?

8. What happens with Taylor's ventilator in Chapter 13?

9. What happens to Oria Dismuke after Patrick's death?

10. How does Hermann fit in with the other two hospitals in Houston?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Claire Sparks blames herself for Landon's condition, because he was conceived as the result of years of fertility treatments. Are fertility treatments safe for mother and baby? Do you think that the fertility treatments had an adverse effect on Landon's health? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

The Ethics Committee at Hermann is a very important part of the hospital's function. Why is their job so important? What would happen to the functioning of the hospital, if the Ethics Committee did not exist? What would the doctors have to do differently? How does the Ethics Committee help to comfort patients' families when they have to make difficult decisions? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Belkin mentions that elder care is a great burden on the medical system, and some have suggested that care be rationed to the elderly. How do you feel about this suggestion? Is it a financially practical option for the health care system? Why or why not? Why is it such a controversial idea? What would the benefits and drawbacks of such a system be? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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