Pediatric Annals

CME PRE-TEST

Abstract

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Over the course of years, all pediatricians must face ethical dilemmas that test their professional judgment and convictions. The resolution of these dilemmas depends on the inndividual pediatrician and his medical and religious beliefs, empathy, legal considerations, and medical training. This issue of Pediatric Annals discusses some of the most controversial ethical problems in pediatrics today: adolescent abortion, adoption, organ transplantation, treatment refusal by parents and patients, treatment demands of parents, and the role of the pediatrician as advocate.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1. It is currently believed that adopted children who insist on searching do so out of maladjustment.

A. True.

B. False.

2. Adults who search for their birth parents generally are dissatisfied with their adoptive parents and are unhappy, unstable individuals.

A. True.

B. False.

3. Adolescents are more compliant than younger children.

A. True.

B. False.

4. Females are more compliant than males.

A. True.

B. False.…

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Over the course of years, all pediatricians must face ethical dilemmas that test their professional judgment and convictions. The resolution of these dilemmas depends on the inndividual pediatrician and his medical and religious beliefs, empathy, legal considerations, and medical training. This issue of Pediatric Annals discusses some of the most controversial ethical problems in pediatrics today: adolescent abortion, adoption, organ transplantation, treatment refusal by parents and patients, treatment demands of parents, and the role of the pediatrician as advocate.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1. It is currently believed that adopted children who insist on searching do so out of maladjustment.

A. True.

B. False.

2. Adults who search for their birth parents generally are dissatisfied with their adoptive parents and are unhappy, unstable individuals.

A. True.

B. False.

3. Adolescents are more compliant than younger children.

A. True.

B. False.

4. Females are more compliant than males.

A. True.

B. False.

10.3928/0090-4481-19890401-03

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