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Ethical Responsibility to the Nephrology Social Work Profession: Improving Patient and Provider Outcomes

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1.  What is the most common type of dialysis treatment modality?
  1. Peritoneal dialysis
  2. Home dialysis
  3. In-center Hemodialysis
  4. None of above
2.  All kidney disease treatment models are designed to help health care providers reduce the __________ and improve the ___________________.
  1. cost; quality of care
  2. medication; quality of care
  3. quality of care; cost
  4. None of the above
3.  As it relates to shared decision-making, relationship opportunities for social workers exist between:
  1. Patients/caregivers
  2. Dialysis providers
  3. Doctors/care teams
  4. All of the above
4.  As it relates to shared-decision making, marketing opportunities for renal social workers include:
  1. Advocacy for ethical decision-making processes
  2. Policies that reflect and support inclusion of patient choice and autonomy
  3. Helping care teams in making treatment recommendations that reflect the patients/care giver goals
  4. All of the above
5.  Which of the following is a concept of relationship building?
  1. Open-ended questions
  2. Trust
  3. Lack of interest
  4. Dishonesty
6.  ____________________ is a process that respects the rights of patients to be fully involved in decisions about their care.
  1. Individual decision-making
  2. Group decision-making
  3. Shared decision-making
  4. None of the above
7.  Which of the following is NOT an ethical technique as it relates to assisting renal patients with care decisions?
  1. Shared decision-making
  2. Informed Consent
  3. Choosing a treatment option that the care team feels is best
  4. Patient care conferences
8.  What is a benefit associated with marketing shared decision-making to ESRD providers?
  1. Possible decrease in patient hospitalization
  2. Makes social worker's job easier
  3. Guarantees positive patient outcomes
  4. All of the above
9.  The purpose of the End Stage Renal Treatment Model is to:
  1. Improve quality of life for ESRD patients
  2. Encourage kidney transplant
  3. Limit choice of ESRD patients
  4. Both a & b
10.  The Four Box Method consists of which of the following concepts?
  1. Medical Indications
  2. Patient Preference
  3. Quality of Life
  4. All of the above