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Dilemmas for Audiologists: Scenarios for Ethical Decision Making

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1.  A decision may be..
  1. Legal and moral
  2. Illegal and moral
  3. Legal and immoral
  4. All of the above
2.  Codes of professional ethics were first developed by:
  1. Regulatory boards
  2. Professional associations
  3. Individual states
  4. Political action committees
3.  Which of the following is not a principle of professional ethics?
  1. Fidelity to professional responsibilities
  2. Confidentiality
  3. Reporting of ethical violations
  4. Avoidance of conflict of interest
4.  Penalties for violation of ethical principles that may be imposed by a professional association include:
  1. Reprimand
  2. Censure
  3. Suspension
  4. All of the above
5.  Penalties for violation of ethical principles that may be imposed by a regulatory body include:
  1. Public reprimand
  2. Fines
  3. Community service
  4. A and B
  5. All of the above
6.  The federal entity that serves as a repository for ethical sanctions is:
  1. The Health Integrity and Practitioner Data Bank
  2. The National Practitioner Data Bank
  3. The National Protection Data Bank
  4. The Federal Data Bank
7.  An audiologist who intentionally lists his credentials incorrectly may be guilty of:
  1. Misrepresentation of credentials
  2. Fraudulent billing
  3. Violations of his/her state's rules and regulations
  4. A and B
  5. A and C
8.  An experienced audiologist who inadvertently perforates the tympanic membrane during the making of an earmold impression may be found guilty of:
  1. Malpractice
  2. Incompetence
  3. Misrepresentation of credentials
  4. Practicing beyond his/her scope
9.  A hospital-based audiologist arrives at work exhibiting unusual behavior, including slurred speech, unsteady gait, and belligerence toward the patients. He may be:
  1. Guilty of unlicensed practice
  2. Practicing while impaired
  3. Guilty of incompetence
  4. Practicing beyond his scope
10.  A solo audiologist in a rural speech-language-hearing center has Friday afternoon patients scheduled but decides at lunch to start his weekend early and attend a football game in another state. That audiologist could be found guilty of:
  1. Incompetence
  2. Fraudulent billing
  3. Patient abandonment
  4. Practicing while impaired

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