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Caller ID - medical case study

...the caller asks for test results, then admits she is the patient's mother...

  • 29 April 2013
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Full disclosure - medical case study

...The practice receives a request for release of medical records relating to the mental health of a patient over the past six years...

  • 28 March 2013
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Chaperone essential

...the patient alleged that Dr R had performed the rectal examination without her consent, and without the use of a chaperone...

  • 28 February 2013
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A firm rebuttal - dental case study

...the patient suffers blood poisoning and blames it on the dental treatment...

  • 27 February 2013
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A cold reply - medical case study

...the patient is unhappy that the doctor provided a telephone consultation rather than a home visit...

  • 30 January 2013
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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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