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 Biomedical ethics is a system of analysis and deliberation which is intended to direct physicians and surgeons to moral "goodness" in patient care. It includes consideration of all of the following EXCEPT:

a. Autonomy: The patient's right to decide for himself/ herself what care will be provided
b. Beneficence: The concept that proposed treatments will benefit the patient
c. Nonmaleficence: The avoidance of treatments which may harm the patient
d. Equipoise: The lack of a preference for one treatment over another

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Living wills are documents which are meant to guide decision making when:

a. The patient's family cannot be contacted
b. The patient is rendered incompetent or unresponsive by an illness judged to be terminal
c. Multiple attempts at resuscitation have failed
d. The patient's family disagrees with the course of treatment

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"Informed consent" implies all of the following EXCEPT:

a. The patient has been provided with the pertinent details of his/her diagnosis, prognosis, and the options for and risks of treatment
b. The information has been provided according to what a reasonable person would be expected to understand
c. The discussion of the options, risks, and possible hazards has been documented
d. There are witnesses to the discussion who also understand the discussion

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When discussing possible surgical options with a patient, it is appropriate to do all of the following EXCEPT:

a. Document that the patient is capable of rendering informed consent
b. Ask the patient to identify a surrogate health care decision maker in the event he/she is incapable of deciding treatment choices
c. Avoid discussing the "pain and suffering" aspects of a treatment plan
d. Provide an opportunity for the patient to ask questions or to deliberate with others if the condition permits

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