Public Health Quiz #22: Hospice and Palliative Care

1. A 68-year-old man with advanced pancreatic cancer is admitted to hospice care. He has been experiencing significant pain, which has not been adequately managed with oral opioids. He expresses a desire to remain as alert as possible during his remaining time. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in managing this patient's pain? 

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2. A 55-year-old woman with terminal heart failure is receiving palliative care. She has been experiencing shortness of breath and anxiety about her condition. Which of the following is the most appropriate medication to address her symptoms of dyspnea and anxiety? 

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3. A 72-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease on hospice care expresses a desire to discontinue dialysis, understanding that this decision will likely hasten her death. She asks for guidance on what to expect in terms of symptoms and timeline. Which of the following is the most appropriate response? 

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4. A 60-year-old man with terminal lung cancer is experiencing severe cough and shortness of breath, significantly impacting his quality of life. He has been on various treatments with limited success. Which of the following palliative interventions is most appropriate to manage his symptoms? 

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5. A 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease is in a hospice facility. Her condition has progressed to the point where she is no longer able to communicate verbally and shows no signs of recognizing her family members. The family is concerned about her appearing to be in pain and is unsure how to proceed. Which of the following is the best approach to assessing and managing pain in this patient? 

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