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Consent refused - medical case study

...the doctor advised Ms R she should be admitted to hospital but the patient refused and became abusive...

  • 21 December 2012
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A matter of opinion - medical case study

...Mrs D said she felt pressured into having a hospital birth by her GP...

  • 28 November 2012
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Just a tummy bug? - medical case study

...Entering the consulting room Sam grows extremely distressed, crying hysterically and clinging to his mother. Nothing will calm him and eventually Dr J gives up trying to examine the boy...

  • 30 October 2012
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Only what's necessary - dental case study

...The dentist tells the patient that the X-ray has revealed "some holes" that he will fix. No further explanation is given nor any indication of how many teeth are involved.....

  • 28 September 2012
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Caution sometimes best - medical case study

...The medical expert judges that Dr K should have considered the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy given the fact Mrs J had a positive pregnancy test and was having abdominal pain and irregular bleeding – also the patient had expressed an explicit concern...

  • 31 August 2012
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A rare fever - Medical case study

...the patient presents with a fever and fatigue and mentions he has recently returned from a holiday in India...

  • 25 July 2012
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A painful swelling - medical case study

...the swelling has not gone away after two courses of antibiotics but Dr B reassures the patient it is normal...

  • 28 June 2012
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A dangerous dose- medical case study

...Mr S requests a repeat prescription for morphine but becomes violently ill hours after taking the prescribed tablets...

  • 31 May 2012
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Cryotherapy consent - medical case study

...Ms C, a diabetic, undergoes a number of liquid nitrogen treatments but the pain in her foot worsens...

  • 26 April 2012
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Case of the month - Not on the X-ray

...Dr G is concerned the hip replacement may be failing but the X-ray does not indicate any problems...

  • 30 March 2012
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