LME 201 Week 6 Lingo Update 6-27-22

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Sep 20, 2023
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LME 201 - Law and Medical Ethics Week 6 Medico-Legal Lingo Define the following glossary terms or complete the sentence as required below. 1) An ____________________________ is a test for the presence of genetic defects in which a needle is used to withdraw a small amount of amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus in the uterus. 2) Anencephalic means: _______________________________________________________________. 3) The process of injecting seminal fluid that contains male sperm into the female's vagina from her husband, partner, or donor by some means other than sexual intercourse is known as: __________________ _________________________. 4) An _______________ ____________________ ____________ is a procedure in which a donor's sperm is used. 5) Artificial insemination husband (AIH) a procedure in which: ________________________________. 6) An unborn child between the second and twelfth week after conception is referred to as an: _________. 7) Eugenic (involuntary) sterilization is defined as: __________________________________________. 8) The science that studies methods for controlling certain characteristics in offspring is called ______________. 9) The administration of a lethal agent by another person to a patient for the purpose of relieving intolerable and incurable suffering is known as: __________________________. 10) A _______________ is an unborn child from the third month after conception until birth. 11) The process of removing, or the selective reduction, of some embryos so that other embryos in a multiple pregnancy may survive is known as: __________________. 12) An _______________ ________________ is one which is caused by artificial means such as medications or surgical procedures. 13) In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is: __________________________________________________________. 14) ___________________________ ______________ ______________ is genetic testing on embryos for genes that may cause untreatable or severe diseases.
LME 201 - Law and Medical Ethics Week 6 Medico-Legal Lingo 15) Safe Haven laws are: ________________________________________________________________. 16) A ______________________ _________________ refers to the termination of pregnancy that occurs naturally before the fetus becomes viable. 17) The process of medically altering reproductive organs so as to terminate the ability to produce offspring is called: _________________________. 18) A _______________ ___________ is a woman who agrees to bear a child for another couple. The husband's sperm is implanted into this woman's uterus. 19) Sterilization undertaken to save the mother's life or protect her health is known as: ___________________ ______________________. 20) The Unborn Victims of Violence Act is a federal law which: _________________________________. 21) _________________ ___________________ involves actively ending the life of or killing a patient who is terminally ill. 22) ___________ _____________ is an irreversible coma from which a patient does not recover due to the cessation of brain activity. 23) Cardiac death is: ___________________________________________________________________. 24) Heart and lung function is described collectively as: ______________________________. 25) If a person is _________________, then they are in a vegetative condition. 26) An attempt made to cure the patient is called ______________ _______ which is the opposite of palliative care. 27) _______________________________ is a test used to measure brain activity. 28) _____________________ is a multidisciplinary, family-centered care designed to provide care and supportive services to terminally ill patients and their families. 29) Ventilators/respirators/feeding tubes/etc. which allow medical practitioners to sustain a patient's life are collectively known as: _____________ __________________ ____________________.
LME 201 - Law and Medical Ethics Week 6 Medico-Legal Lingo 30) Palliative care is: ___________________________________________________________________. 31) Allowing a patient to die by forgoing treatment is known as: _____________ __________________. 32) Persistent vegetative state (PVS) is: ____________________________________________________. 33) The _________________ ___ ______________ ______________ refers to a situation in which an action can have two effects: one morally good or desirable and one that is not. 34) The physiological status, emotional well-being, functional status, and life, in general, of the individual are known collectively as: ___________________ ___ ________. 35) Respite care is: ____________________________________________________________________. 36) The ___________________ ___________________ _______ is used when decisions must be made for a person who cannot make his or her wishes known. 37) If a person is _________________ ______ then their death is determined to be inevitable. 38) Viatical settlements are: _____________________________________________________________. 39) If a person is __________________ _______________________ ________________ then they are discontinuing a treatment or procedure, such as artificial ventilation, after it has started. 40) Withholding life-sustaining treatment involves: __________________________________________.
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