When children learn about death by finding, touching and burying a dead bird in the woods, their exp

  1. When children learn about death by finding, touching and burying a dead bird in the woods, their experience illustrates the potential of:

a) informal education

b) teachable moment

c) near death understanding

d) vocational motivation

  1. In relationships that are secret or unsuspected by others, when one person dies, the grieving survivor is likely to experience:

a) uncomplicated grief

b) anticipatory grief

c) disenfranchised grief

d) Psychological grief

  1. The person who started the modern hospice movement is:

a) Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

b) Cicely Saunders

c) Glen Davidson

d) Phillipe Aries

e) Robert Kastenbaum

  1. Indicators that might serve to warn of the danger of adolescent suicide include:

a) remarks by adolescents that things would be better if they were no longer around

b) taking about suicide in a constructive educational format

c) efforts by adolescents to acquire cherished possessions

d) all of the above

e) none of the above

  1. Moral dilemmas about ending a life in our society most often:

a) have to do with passive euthanasia

b) relate to active euthanasia

c) are confined to issues of assisted suicide

d) are fully resolvable in good hospice care

e) arise from advances in technology and treatment

  1. Most members of our contemporary society experience death and dying through:

a) direct personal experience

b) newspapers, radio, and television

c) providing care for dying persons

d) all of these

  1. A person who enrolled in a course on death and dying because of distress about someone’s death a year earlier is expressing concern about:

a) vocational reasons or enrollment

b) current death-related experience

c) intellectual curiosity about the subject

d) an unresolved death-related experience

e) none of these

  1. Grief which occurs as a result of a loss that is not or cannot be openly acknowledged, publicly mourned, or socially supported is called

a) anticipatory grief

b) pathological grief

c) complicated grief

d) disenfranchised grief

e) none of these

  1. Death-related experiences and issues are not openly discussed with or among children in contemporary America society because

a) the Amish showed us difficulties in dealing with death

b) children receive many messages that death is not an acceptable topic for discussion

c) Adults fear death and death-related issues

d) society has very negative feelings about death

e) none of these

  1. Anger, guilt, and anxiety are most closely associated with

a) bereavement

b) loss

c) grief

d) mourning

e) catharsis

  1. “Living wills” that indicate an individual’s desires about medical treatment

a) are legal documents mandating no intubation and life-saving medications

b) do not have legal force in the United States

c) state the wishes of persons when their health status changes and they become incapacitated

d) acknowledge a desire to live and to receive all measures to prevent death

e) apply to individuals who are terminally ill

  1. A 1981 presidential commission proposed a definition of death later codified in the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) This definition requires or includes:

a) an invariant procedure for the determination of death

b) reversible loss of circulatory and respiratory functions

c) irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem

d) irreversible stoppage of the capacity for bodily integration and social interaction

e) a metaphysical change in the very substance of the being

  1. Which of the following is true in relation to organ donation and transplantation in the United States?

a) they are opposed by nearly all major religious communities

b) “brain dead” individuals might return to life

c) donation is likely leave survivors feeling guilty

d) costs of transplantation are paid by donor families

e) none of these

  1. An arrangement through which one transfers property to a third party with instructions for its distribution after death while retaining control over the property during his or her life is call a

a) will

b) gift

c) trust

d) joint tenancy with right of survivorship

e) codicil

  1. Suicide literally means “killing of oneself” If that is all one uses to define suicide, which of the following would not be an act of suicide?

a) while playing “Russian roulette,” shooting oneself fatally in the head

b) bungee jumping that results in one’s death

c) while high on drugs, walking off a cliff because one believes one can fly, and thus falling to one’s death

d) driving a race car which crashes and results in death

e) cancer treatment

  1. In cases of assisted suicide

a) a physician helps end a human life

b) an individual ends his or her own life

c) care providers cause death by foregoing treatment

d) a second individual acts directly to bring about the death of another person

e) death is brought about by a lethal injection

  1. If a dying person’s intentions regarding one’s own death remain unknown and then someone else takes action to end the person’s life in order to end their suffering, and the person dies, this is an example of

a) voluntary euthanasia

b) involuntary euthanasia

c) nonvoluntary euthanasia

d) assisted suicide

e) homicide

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