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 quiz and worksheet combo will assess you on patient rights and treatment decisions. You will be asked to identify the people who are affected by patient rights and the parts of informed consent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Parts of an informed consent
  • Time where patients can refuse medical treatment
  • Who is affected by patient rights
  • Areas of consent that relate to patient rights
  • Instances where patients don't have patient rights

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on patient rights and treatment decisions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cases where patients don't have rights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when patients are able to refuse medical treatment

Additional Learning

At any point during the studying process, make sure you read detailed information about patient rights in the lesson titled Understanding Patient Rights & Treatment Decisions. You will find these objectives in this lesson:

  • Recall the definitions for patient rights and patients
  • Review the differences between informed consent and voluntary consent
  • Learn about the significance of competence
  • Examine the doctor's role and purpose when a patient wants to refuse treatment