Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning


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Pete is a health care proxy for his grandmother. In what way does Pete help his grandmother by being her health care proxy?

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1. Why do lawyers advise people to create living wills?

2. Glenn had kidney failure but was lucky enough to receive a new kidney from a deceased person. What did Glenn benefit from?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the different issues a person faces at the end of life and the decisions he or she will have to make.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you'll have to answer questions about:

  • Legal document that gives a person the power to make medical decisions for another individual
  • Legal document that outlines a person's health care preferences
  • Giving organs or tissue away after death
  • Recommendations for living will and health care proxy
  • Reasons a person may not want to donate organs

Skills Practiced

You'll use these practical skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as living will and health care proxy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding organ donation

Additional Learning

If you are interested in learning more, there is a helpful video lesson titled Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what a health care proxy is and why someone may want one
  • Review the components of a living will and its purpose
  • Recall organ donation and why some people support it and others don't