Understanding Patient Rights & Treatment Decisions


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When we talk about patient rights, who does this cover?

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1. Which of these is not generally considered to be part of informed consent?

2. In which situation does a patient not have a right to make their own treatment decisions, or have a legal guardian make one for them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will quiz how much you can recall about patient rights and treatment decisions. Multiple-choice questions will cover areas like the coverage associated with patient rights and the elements of informed consent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand the following topics for the quiz:

  • Circumstance where a patient doesn't have the right to choose their own treatment
  • Situation(s) where a patient is allowed to refuse medical treatment
  • Parts of consent when it comes to the rights of a patient

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information about patient rights and treatment decisions, including the areas of consent associated with patient rights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a situation where a patient doesn't have the right to make their own treatment decisions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the parts of informed consent for a patient and the coverage that comes with patient rights

Additional Learning

You can learn more about making choices in a healthcare setting in the lesson named Understanding Patient Rights & Treatment Decisions. Consider these areas that will be highlighted in the video lesson:

  • Basic definitions of patient rights and patient
  • Importance of being informed before making a treatment decision
  • Voluntary consent
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Ways of determining a patient's competence