Most people nearing the end of life are capable of making their own decisions about care.
What is palliative care?
- A. Care that provides symptom relief and other supports for people with serious illness
- B. Another term for hospice
- C. The default care choice when it is no longer possible to cure an illness
- D. Care that comes only when people die
Which groups are responsible for delivering care at the end of life?
- A. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, and other clinicians
- B. Social workers and spiritual counselors
- C. Family members
- D. All of the above
When should advance care planning begin?
- A. 6 months before death
- B. Upon diagnosis with a serious illness
- C. It is never too early
- D. At age 50
How many Americans age 65 and older die in the hospital?
- A. Nearly 1 out of 4
- B. Nearly 1 out of 2
- C. Nearly 2 out of 3
- D. Nearly 9 out of 10