Unformatted text preview: Physical: Deficits on physical examination do not follow known anatomical distributions. Otherwise, there are no specific techniques of physical examination that reliably detect malingering. Common contexts in which it may occur are in prison, military service, worker’s compensation and desire for drugs Treatment: Do not accuse the patient directly of faking an illness. Hostility, breakdown of the doctor-patient relationship, lawsuit against the doctor, and, rarely, violence may result. Confront the person indirectly by remarking that the objective findings do not meet the physician's objective criteria for diagnosis. Allow the person who is malingering the opportunity to save face. Alternatively, the physician may inform people who are malingering that they are required to undergo invasive testing and uncomfortable treatments. However, this will more likely do harm than good. http :// emedicine . medscape . com / article /293206-treatment...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.
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