Saturday, 28 February 2009

about station 4...

general outlines of station 4:
Ethics and law: definitions
1. Ethics principles
2. Competence
3. Capacity
4. Best interrest
5. Advance decision
6. Confidanciality

Common ethical dilemas/senario
Fitness to drive/ euthanasia
Jehovah’s Witness/ brain stem death
Resuscitaion/DNR /organ donation

Dealing with challanging patient/situation:
Angry patient/angry relative/non-compliance/self-discharge
Breaking bad news:
Immediate: loss of loved ones
Non-immediete (chronic illness): cancer/MS/coeliac
Discussing clinical management:
Explaining diagnosis, investigation or treatment.
Discussing management or possible complications

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