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Ethics in Audiology, presented in partnership with Salus University

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1.  Autonomy requires:
  1. The child and family to not have a financial conflict of interest with clinical decisions.
  2. The child and family must have the ability to make informed decisions about the care they receive.
  3. The child and family make decisions separately and clinicians must mediate.
  4. The clinician must make decisions without influence from outside entities.
2.  The concept of beneficence in pediatric audiology means:
  1. Care provided should balance benefits between the provider and the patient.
  2. Care should only be provided if it coincides with the values of the family.
  3. Care should only be provided if there is evidence that it will benefit the patient.
  4. The risks of care should be carefully weighed when providing care.
3.  Non-maleficence refers to:
  1. Services should not do more harm than good.
  2. Services can be provided that may have harmful side effects if there are benefits.
  3. The child has a right to make decisions independently from their parents about their care.
  4. Parents have sole decision-making authority for their children.
4.  How does the concept of justice relate to how pediatric audiologists provide care?
  1. Audiologists should not break the law when providing care.
  2. Audiologists should recognize when specific patients are vulnerable or who may be at risk of losing their rights.
  3. Audiologists must report other audiologists who violate best-practice standards.
  4. Audiologists must consider economic circumstances when providing care recommendations.
5.  Acceptance of ambiguity in pediatric audiology means:
  1. There are very few research studies to support professional practices in our field.
  2. There is considerable professional disagreement about the fundamental elements of providing hearing care to children.
  3. A specific etiology of hearing loss cannot be identified in every case.
  4. There are no specific protocols or solutions that apply to every situation.
6.  Which of the following is the best resources are available to help clinicians with ethical dilemmas?
  1. Audiology groups on social media
  2. Lawyers
  3. Ethical standards from professional organizations
  4. Licensure Boards
7.  Causing harm in audiology outreach could include:
  1. Providing positive benefit to the patient
  2. Causing undue and unnecessary expense to the patient
  3. Freely providing all necessary critical information to the patient
  4. Ensuring complete autonomy to the patient
8.  An example of a breach of Justice in audiology would be:
  1. The voluntourist prioritizes patients by age for wearing hearing aids without community input
  2. A voluntourist fails to ask permission to take photos
  3. A humanitarian is especially careful to treat all patients with equity
  4. A humanitarian is especially careful to treat all patients with great fairness
9.  Ethical photography while working in outreach:
  1. Could be ignored when fitting a hearing aid
  2. Does not require a consent from the individual being photographed
  3. Is considered professionally necessary for marketing purposes
  4. Is considered dehumanizing
10.  Ethnocentrism is:
  1. the result of having high regard and respect for other cultures
  2. judging other cultures according to one’s own culture
  3. based on an individual’s vast experiences with other cultures
  4. the result of vast understanding about other cultures

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