Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

The diagnosis was depression and it was

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Unformatted text preview: r treating physician during regularly scheduled visits to his office. The depression that she experiences is a medically recognized illness that her physician had the training and experience to diagnose and treat. Described or related "medical history, or past or present symptoms, pain or sensations, or the cause or external source thereof" Statements described the cause or external source of her depression (son-in-law and daughter moving in) Reasonably pertinent to diagnosis or treatment. Mrs. Chatfield's statements concerning d communitcated to Dr. Mulkey the ongoing CAUSE of her situational depression, he used this information first to diagnose and then to treat her illness! (The information and his professional skills permitted him to distinguish her depression from other forms of that illness and to prescribe specific treatment for it.) Notes: Hearsay danger eliminated in statements for purposes of medical diagnosis or treatment = LYING. There's this theoretical idea that patients' will tell the truth to their doctor because they think they will get better treatment/better outcomes that way (but it seems lik...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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