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Essential Ethics in Audiology Today

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1.  Which of the following statements is an appropriate formal definition of ethics?
  1. Consistently following clinical practice guidelines
  2. Intentionally and critically analyzing the basis for one’s moral judgements.
  3. Attempt to help your patient, but do no harm
  4. Not accepting gifts from manufacturers that are worth more than $100 (USD)
2.  The phrase "a discrepancy between personal interests and professional duties" describes which of the following ethics principles?
  1. Patient confidentiality
  2. Conflict of interest
  3. Fraud
  4. Negligence
3.  Billing for diagnostic or treatment audiology services that were not provided is an example of:
  1. An honest mistake
  2. A strategy for increasing clinical revenue
  3. Fraud
  4. None of the above
4.  Which one of the following is the abbreviation for legislation passed in the US in the mid-1990s for patient privacy and for safeguarding medical information?
  1. HIPAA
  2. FERPA
  3. NIH
  4. HIPPO
5.  Which of the following statements is an appropriate guide for the ethical provision of tele-audiology services?
  1. Discount the patient’s bill if services are provided remotely
  2. The standards for ethical conduct are not as stringent for teleaudiology services
  3. It is not ethical to provide tele-audiology services
  4. Provide information that empowers patients to act in their own best interest

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