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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. Alvord wants to remember her __________ during the surgical procedure in order to have more empathy for her patients.
2. What is the year in which Jon and Lori meet, according to the book?
3. Where does Alvord drive to in order to see the medicine man during her pregnancy?
4. Alvord begins to worry that she may have cut a _________ during Florena's surgery.
5. What is the nickname that Alvord has already given to her new child, according to this part of the story?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is so special to the Navajo about a baby's first laugh, according to Alvord?
2. What does a Navajo healer track, according to Alvord's findings?
3. What happens when Alvord first becomes pregnant with her first child?
4. What are some of the accolades that Alvord enjoys as a result of helping with the Dartmouth Native American Program?
5. What is special about Thomas' position as a medicine man in 1955?
6. What happens to Kodi's grandmother, Grace, at the beginning of this chapter?
7. What does Alvord believe happened during Florena's surgery, which may have led to her death?
8. Why is Alvord hesitant to become involved with a white man, according to her writing?
9. What does Jon tell Dr. Alvord when Jon's dog becomes seriously injured as a result of a car accident?
10. What does Alvord do in order to support her child's harmony and health during her pregnancy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alvord notices that many surgeons look at human beings like machines, rather than human beings.
Part 1: Why might a surgeon look at a patient like a machine?
Part 2: What is the value of depersonalizing and dehumanizing a surgical patient?
Part 3: How might a surgeon do better work if they look at patients like human beings?
Essay Topic 2
Alvord realized the value of having her patients trust her when she was working with and on them.
Part 1: Why does a patient need to trust their doctor?
Part 2: What happens when a patient does not trust their doctor?
Part 3: How can a patient's health be impacted by a less than positive relationship with a doctor?
Essay Topic 3
Alvord did not have a strong bedside manner at the start of her career, though she sought to change this.
Part 1: What are the benefits of having a positive bedside manner?
Part 2: What are some of the benefits of having a less than friendly bedside manner?
Part 3: Would you rather have a friendly doctor or a doctor who doesn't mince words? Why?
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