10 MCQs on Physiotherapy Ethics (Part-III)

In this article we will solve 10 MCQs on Physiotherapy Ethics (Part-III)

In this article, we will solve 10 MCQs on Physiotherapy Ethics (Part-III). So, let’s get started.

Questions and Answers (Correct answer in bold)

Q1. An 18-year-old male status of post fractured right femur with open reduction and internal fixation is referred to physical therapy. After the initial therapy session the patient states that therapy is a waste of time and he will not return for any additional treatment. The most immediate response would be to:
A. Inform the referring physician of the patient’s decision
B. Instruct the patient to return for one additional treatment session
C. Discuss the importance of physical therapy with the patient
D. Discharge the patient from physical therapy

Q2. A therapist suspects a patient may be under the influence of alcohol during a treatment session. The therapist has been
treating the patient for over five weeks and during that time has failed to recognize any signs or symptoms of substance abuse. The therapist’s most immediate action would be to:

A. Contact the referring physician and discuss the patient’s
B. Ask the patient if he/she has been drinking
C. Discharge the patient from physical therapy
D. Refer the patient to a local Alcoholics Anonymous group

Q3. The parents of a patient with a C4 spinal cord injury request projected outcome information on their 18-year-old son. The most appropriate health care professional to answer the parents’ question is the:
A. Primary nurse
B. Psychiatrist
C. Case manager
D. Social worker

Q4. Therapists are often faced with ethical issues in their daily clinical practice. Which of the following would be the most appropriate initial step when faced with an ethical dilemma:
A. Determine an action plan
B. Seek external support
C. Gather relevant information
D. Complete the action plan

Q5. A risk management committee identifies several examples of physical therapy malpractice. Which of the
following would not be considered a potentially negligent act?
A. Failure to follow a physician’s order
B. Application of faulty equipment
C. Sexual misconduct
D. Failure to achieve an established long term goal

Q6. A physical therapist and physical therapist assistant work as a team in an acute care medical facility. Which of
the following responsibilities would be appropriate for the physical therapist to delegate to the therapist assistant?
A. Develop a patient treatment plan based on an initial examination
B. Revise an established patient plan
C. Implement a therapeutic exercise program
D. Write a discharge summary

Q7.A therapist describes an exercise program to a patient using terms such as flexion, extension, and abduction. The patient informs the therapist that she does not understand the instruction. The most appropriate action is to:
A. Verbally define each term
B. Provide a written definition of each term
C. Define each term without using medical terminology
D. Select a different exercise

Q8. A patient rehabilitating from a laminectomy informs a therapist that his work schedule has prohibited him from completing the prescribed home exercise program. The therapist is frustrated with the patient’s admission, particularly since the home exercise program takes only 10 minutes to complete. The most appropriate therapist action is to:
A. Emphasize the importance of the home exercise program is part of the patient’s rehabilitation program
B. Ask the patient to make a specific effort to complete the home exercise program
C. Inform the referring physician that the patient has been noncompliant
D. Discharge the patient from physical therapy

Q9. A physical therapist assistant completes daily documentation in the medical record. Which of the following documentation activities would be inappropriate for a physical therapist assistant?
A. A reaction to treatment
B. Patient compliance
C. Discharge summary
D. Treatment of services provided

Q10. A physical therapist is a member of a interdisciplinary team in a rehabilitation center. One of the patients in the pediatric unit is a 5-year-old boy who sustained a head injury and multiple fractures in a motor vehicle accident. The patient is scheduled to be treated by the team, but there is no information in the medical chart which specifies the patient’s current weight bearing status. Which member of the interdisciplinary team would be responsible for determining the patient’s weight bearing status?
A. Physical therapist
B. Occupational therapist
C. Speech therapist
D. Physician

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