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1. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

When caring) for the acutely mentally ill, psychiatrists are ethically bound to yield to family demands.

2. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The Medicines Control Council in South Africa is the equivalent of the USA's Food and Drug Administration.

3. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Passive euthanasia has been legalised in South Africa.

4 True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Rape patients fall within the scope of the Constitutional court's definition of emergency medical care.

5. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Allowing the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur in medical cases will not be advantageous to patients.

6. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

That no individual may be refused emergency medical treatment in South Africa is enshrined in section 27(3) of the Constitution.

7. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Research is essential to generate new knowledge for the benefit of society at the expense of human subjects enrolled in clinical trials.

8. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Involuntary treatment to prevent the risk of harm to self in psychiatric practice is viewed as paternalistic and therefore unethical.

9. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer

Negligence is a form of culpable carelessness with risk of harming another.

10. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The right to emergency medical treatment is not subject to progressive realisation.

11. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

In civil cases, the proof of medical negligence lies with the patient.

12. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Competence, in the clinical context, is closely related to the decision-making capacity of the patient.

13. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

All clinical trials is South Africa must be registered with the South African National Trials Register.

14. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Decisions in psychiatric practice, where one is incompetent, are made more specifically according to the patient's prior known experienced wishes than according to the 'best interest' principle.

15. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Treatment-naive patients should not be enrolled in clinical trials as they may not take their trial-related responsibilities seriously.

16. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Mental hospitalisation is a legal and not a medical concept.

17. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The Declaration of Helsinki is an internationally recognised World Medical Association document specific to research.

18. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Passive euthanasia is euthanasia by commission.

19. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The right to emergency care in the Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution mirrors the medical practice of triage in hospital emergency rooms.

20. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Law serves the purpose of resolving moral issues.
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Publication:South African Journal of Bioethics and Law
Date:Dec 1, 2008
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