Chapter 26 Book Questions

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1

If a technologist threatens a patient during the course of a procedure and has an apparent immediate ability to perform the threatened act, which of the following torts may be claimed?

assault

battery

negligence

false imprisonment

assault

2

The legal theory of respondeat superior requires that:

the employer is responsible for the employee's actions

3

A technologist who has completed a procedure on a patient leaves the area grumbling, "I hate to do AIDS patients because I am afraid of catching the disease." A member of the housekeeping staff hears the technologist and asks who has AIDS. The technologist responds by giving the patients name and room number. After this incident, housekeeping personnel refuse to clean the room. One person from housekeeping tells the story to members of the housekeepers church, where the patient is also a member. After learning of the patients condition, the church asks the patient not to return. What kind of complaint might be brought against the technologist?

defamation

4

The claim of false imprisonment requires the patient to show proof that the technologist restrained his or her freedom without consent. The defenses a technologist may raise include all of the following EXCEPT the:

risk that the patient was going to hurt himself or herself

risk that the patient was going to hurt the technologist

life-threatening condition of the patients health

need for motionless images

need for motionless images

5

In a case in which the legal theory of res ipsa loquitur is being raised, the evidence presented must show all the following elements EXCEPT that the:

injury would not have occurred except for negligence

patient contributed to his or her injury

defendant was in complete control

patient did not contribute to his or her injury in any way

patient contributed to his or her injury

6

A consent form has been signed by a patient who will be undergoing an excretory urogram. A witness should sign the form after the patient. Who is the best witness?

a ward clerk who has no relationship with the patient or the procedure

7

Informed consent requires that the patient be given enough information to make an educated decision about his or her healthcare. The information the patient needs to make this decision includes all of the following EXCEPT:

how the procedure will be performed

the benefits to the procedure

the alternatives to the procedure

the cost of the procedure

the cost of the procedure

8

What complaint may be brought against a technologist if he or she touches a patient in a way without the patient's permission?

battery

9

A radiographer is performing an abdominal series on a patient from the emergency department. To complete the examination, the patient must be moved from a supine to an upright position using the remote control on the table. During this movement, the patient falls from the table and suffers a fractured hip. A complaint of negligence is brought against the radiographer and the hospital. The elements that the patient (plaintiff) must prove include all of the following EXCEPT:

a breach of the duty to the patient

an injury

a direct casual relation between the breach of duty and the injury

that the radiographer acted outside of his or her scope of practice

that the radiographer acted outside his or her scope of practice

10

A patient consents to a procedure in the radiology department, but after it has started, he decides that he does not want the procedure completed. The technologist should:

stop the procedure as soon as it is safe to do so