Student Evaluation

Objective Test (5 questions total)

1. Mrs. Amin, a 76-year-old highly functional lady, is dropped off in clinic by her busy son, who will be back later to pick her up. Mrs. Amin came to see you a few weeks ago is here for follow up of a CT scan of her abdomen. You want to talk to her about end-of-life issues today. You should:

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Correct! Many older Pakistani women may prefer to defer decision making to their sons or daughters.

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2. Mr. Ibrahim, a devout Moslem with a history of hypertension, returns to clinic after 3 months and tells you that he has not been taking his medicine. You should:

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Correct! Mr. Ibrahim may consider an illness as atonement for his sins. Illness is thought to be one of the forms of experience by which Moslems arrive at knowledge of God. Sensitive questioning and gentle persuasion/education is called for when faced with this communication barrier.

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3. You are a nurse who has been caring for Mr. Asraff an 80-year-old man who just died of prostate cancer in the VA Hospice Care Center. He has no family or friends. Earlier he had requested you to turn him in the direction of the Qiblah as soon as he dies. You should:

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Correct!  In North America the direction of the Qiblah is the southeast.

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4. Mrs. Nawaz is a 65-year-old lady with poorly controlled diabetes. You talk to her about starting insulin. Mrs. Nawaz looks uncomfortable, takes the insulin prescription, and does not fill it; nor does she return to see you again. Why do you think Mrs. Nawaz will not take insulin?

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Correct! All forms of pork, bacon, etc. are forbidden to Moslems. Explaining that you could specifically prescribe non-porcine insulin will make Mrs. Nawaz more willing to take insulin.

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5. You want to start a support group for elderly Pakistani immigrants. Your group meets on Fridays. Though you had a lot of eager elders who were interested in coming to the group initially only 2 of the 40 elders who signed up come to the group. What should you do now?

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Correct! Many traditional Moslems go to the Masjid (Mosque or Islamic Church) on Fridays to offer special prayers.

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