Medical Services, Scarcity & Ethics


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The field of ethics applied to the medical field is known as:

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1. Some health care entities may decide that their scarce resources should be allocated via triage, which is:

2. Deciding what kinds of scarce supplies to get for a hospital is a matter of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on the quiz and worksheet will help assess your understanding of the ethical decision-making process regarding scarce medical resources. Once you've finished answering the five multiple-choice questions, you'll receive your score immediately.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be evaluated with questions on the following:

  • How to avoid bias when allocating scarce resources to patients
  • Medical triage
  • The name of the field of ethics that applies to medicine
  • The ethics involved in deciding what supplies to get for a hospital and which patients receive treatment during scarcities

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the allocation of scarce supplies to hospitals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on scarce medical services
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the distribution of scarce medical resources to patients

Additional Learning

Medical Services, Scarcity & Ethics is a lesson that will teach you about the way scarce materials are handled in the medical field. The covered objectives include:

  • Review an example of a dilemma related to scarce medical resources
  • Understand how the classification of patients based on needs works
  • Know how patient outcomes can be affected by scarce medical services