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11 Cards in this Set

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Patient is noncompliant
Work to improve physician-patient relationship
Patient with difficulty taking medications
Write instruction, try to simplify treatment regimens
Family member ask for information about patient's prognosis
Permission of the patient is required.
17yr old girl asks for an abortion
Depending on state parental consent for abortion is required for minor. But NOT for an emergency, STD treatment, prescription for contraceptive, addiction management and medical care for pregnancy.
Terminally ill patient requests euthanasia?
Refuse involvement of any form of euthanasia. But may prescribe medically appropriate analgesics that coincidentally shortens the patient's life
Patient states that he finds you attractive
Romantic relationships with patient are never appropriate. Use direct and closed- ended question and use a chaperone (if necessary)
Patient refuses a necessary procedure or wants an unnecessary one
Try to understand why patient wants/doesn’t want a procedure. Never perform Unnecessary procedures.
Patient angry about long waiting time
Apologize but stay away from efforts to explain the delay.
Patient is upset with treatment from another doctor.
Suggest tte patient address their issues with the physician. If it’s a member of the office - tell the patient you will talk with the doctor.
Child request information about his illness.
Ask what the parents have told the child about his illness. Let the parents decide what info about his illness that will be relayed to the kid.
Patient who is a smoker and believes cigarettes are good for him.
Understand the patient feeling about smoking. Offer advice on cessation - if he tries to quit