Psych 303: practice quiz ch. 13

1. The anorexia-cachezia syndrome involves a loss of appetite and atrophy of muscle mass.

2. Weighted averages of deaths in the population on the basis of age are known as time-adjusted.

3. The age-adjusted death rate for cancer has increased in the past decade.

4. As shown in Whitehall II, lower socioeconomic status is associated with higher risk of death from food poisoning.

5. The term "compression of morbidity"comes closest to the popular concept of a person's riding off into the sunset.

6. The view developed late in the 20th Century proposing that dying patients should be given the chance to end their lives on their own terms was know as bargaining.

7. A society's philosophy of death as reflected in its attitudes and treatment of the subject of dying is known as its awareness of finitude.

8. Current views of death in Wsstern society regard it as beautiful.

9. The physician who first publicized the practice of facilitating suicide for terminally ill patients was Jack Kevorkian.

10. People in Western society engage in extensive efforts to avoid thinking about death according to the perspective known as terror management theory.

11. In the Kubler-Ross framework, the first stage of dying is considered to be anger.

12. Reaching the point in life of realizing that you are the same age or older than a close relative or friend who died is referred to as awareness of finitude.

13. An advance directive, written by patients in medical care settings, refers to a person's wishes for what care should be provided if the person cannot make a decision at the time.

14. One of the "Fives Wishes" in a living will includes honoring the patient's desire for gaining access to medical records.

15. The medical specialty in which patients are given support at the end of life rather than active interventions to prolong life is known as life review.

16. Medical care that is more aggressive than a dying patient desires at the end of life is known as supportive.

17. The loss dimension in the dual process model of coping with bereavement involves making practical arrangements for the funeral.

18. Adapting to a loved one's death by refusing to think consciously about the loss is termed restorative coping.

19. A women grieving after the sudden and unexpected death of her husband shows the characteristics definied by psychologists as "felixable adaptation." This means she is making the necessary changes in her life through continuing to miss him.

20. People who have lost loved ones are likely to experience increased desire to participate in social activities.