Withholding & Withdrawing Care: Autonomy & Surrogate Decision Makers


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What does it mean to withhold care?

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1. What is withdrawing medical care?

2. What is the ethical/legal line between withholding and withdrawing care?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will measure what you know about withholding and withdrawing medical care. Our questions will test your understanding of both concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions that deal with:

  • A person's autonomy
  • Individuals legally capable of making decisions for another person
  • How medical care is withdrawn

Skills Practiced

As you work on this quiz, you will be practicing study skills such as:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on withholding and withdrawing care
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define what it is to withhold care
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the ethical and legal concerns about withholding and withdrawing medical care and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can continue to study this subject with the lesson entitled Withholding & Withdrawing Care: Autonomy & Surrogate Decision Makers. We've created this lesson to help you find out more about:

  • Questions involved with medical ethics
  • Ethical duties of a physician
  • Situations when a patient cannot make a medical decision