In this article, we will solve 10 MCQs on Physiotherapy Ethics (Part-I). So, let’s get started.
Questions and Answers (Correct answer in bold)
Q1. A therapist supervising a physical therapy student observes
the student performing an initial examination. During the examination the patient appears to be uncomfortable with
the student and reports to the supervision therapist. The most appropriate therapist action is to:
A. Attempt to convince the patient to accept the student.
B. List the student’s academic accomplishments.
C. Inform the patient that the student is qualified to complete
D. Complete the examination for the student
Q 2. A therapist treats a 61-year-old male at home following thoracic surgery. As part of treatment, the therapist designs a general exercise program for the patient. The patient is extremely eager to begin a formal exercise program however his spouse expresses serious doubt about protocols
importance. The most appropriate therapists action is to:
A. Explain to the patient and spouse why the exercise program is an essential part of rehabilitation.
B. Redesign the exercise program to address the spouse’s concerns
C. Ask the spouse to leave the room during treatment sessions
D. Discharge the patient from physical therapy
Q3. A patient seen at home requires assistance with tub transfers using a tub bench. The physical therapist is scheduled to treat the patient three times a week, but there is a six-day waiting period for occupational therapy service. The therapist would best assist the patient by:
A. Practicing tub transfers during physical therapy treatment sessions
B. Waiting until an occupational therapist can examine the patient
C. Giving the patient written information on tub transfers
D. Calling another agency and requesting the services of an occupational therapist
Q4. As part of a community outreach program, a therapist conducts an in service for expectant mothers. During the
presentation the therapist identifies several potential effects of maternal substance abuse. Which of the following would
not be considered a neonatal complication of cigarette smoking?
A. Low birth weight
B. Increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome
C. Increased neonatal mortality
D. Placenta previa
Q 5. A 45-year-old female involved in a phase II cardiac rehabilitation program refuses to take part in a group exercise session. The most appropriate therapist action is to:
A. Ask the patient why she is unwilling to participate
B. Inform the patient that she is only hurting herself
C. Notify the patient’s insurance provider
D. Discharge the patient from therapy
Q6. A physician refers a patient rehabilitating from an
intertrochanteric fracture to physical therapy. On the referral form the physician specifies the use of continuous ultrasound at 2.4 W/cm² over the fracture site. The most appropriate therapist action is to:
A. Treat the patient as indicated on the referral form
B. Request that the patient obtain a new referral from the physician
C. Use another more acceptable modality
D. Contact the referring physician
Q7. A patient being treated in an outpatient physical therapy clinic explains that he has felt nausesing since having his methotrexate medication level altered. The most appropriate therapist action is to:
A. Explain to the patient that nausea is very common when altering medication levels
B. Ask the patient to stop taking the prescribed medication
C Request that the patient make an immediate appointment with the physician
D. Request that the patient contact the physician’s office to discuss the situation
Q8. A group of health care professionals participate in a family conference for a patient with a cord injury. During the conference one of the participants summarizes the patient’s program bathing and dressing activities. This type of information is typically conveyed by a/an
B. Physical therapist
C. Occupational therapist
D. Case manager
Q9. There are a variety of different isolation categories which require the use of specific techniques designed to reduce or
prevent the transmission of disease. Which of the following is required regardless of the specific isolation category?
Q 10. A former patient calls to ask for advice immediately after injuring his lower back in a work related accident. The patient explains that he cannot bend down and touch his toes without severe pain and has muscle spasm throughout the entire lower back. You work in a state without direct access, but would like to help your former patient. The most appropriate response would be:
A. Explain to the patient that you would be happy to treat him, however since you have not completed a formal examination it would be unfair to prescribe treatment over
B. Arrange a time for the patient to come into your clinic for immediate treatment
C. Prescribe flexion exercises and ice every three hours
D. Refer the patient to a qualified physician.