A Ask the wife to come to the office so that the matter can be better explained

A ask the wife to come to the office so that the

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A. Ask the wife to come to the office so that the matter can be better explained B. Call the patient and tell him the diagnosis will be revealed to his wife if he does not tell her himself C. Inform the wife that the pathology report is not yet complete D. Tell the wife to figure it out on her own E Tell the wife it would not be appropriate to discuss the matter at this moment 0 Feedback Suspend End Block
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2 3 4- 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1 A pediatrician in a group practice comes to a colleague to inquire about a patient that the colleague examined earlier that morning. The pediatrician says that he recognized the patient as a former neighbor who is also a good friend of the family. The patient was recently diagnosed as HIV positive and is now on antiretroviral medication. The pediatrician asks why the patient is being treated. What is the most appropriate response to such an inquiry? Item: 13 of 18 V - Mark Previous Next Lab Values . Notes Calculator . A. Actually, we've not been able to diagnose his condition. B. He is on antiretrovirals because he is HIV positive_ C. I think you should know he has an infectious disease. ID. It would be best for the patient to tell you the diagnosis. E It would be inappropriate for me to discuss this with you_ 0 0 Feedback Suspend End Block
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A 45-year-old man is brought to the emergency department following a serious motor vehicle collision on a California interstate highway. Despite all attempts to save him, his condition does not improve. The physician caring for him believes that he is brain dead. On examination, the patient's temperature is 36.7 C (98 F) and blood pressure is 104/6G mm Hg_ He is on mechanical ventilation. Neurologic examination is consistent with brain death. Laboratory and imaging studies are not suggestive of a reversible cause. Apnea testing shows no spontaneous breathing. In accordance with local regulations, a second physician confirms the diagnosis of brain death. The patient's family understands the prognosis. Unfortunately, the patient does not have an advanced directive or durable medical power of attorney. Which of the following steps is legally necessary to remove this patient from the ventilator? A. Court-appointed legal guardianship B. Ethics consultation C. Medical examiner notification D. No additional steps are necessary E Permission from the patient's next of kin 1 2 3 4- 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Item: 14 of 18 V/lark Previous Next Lab Values . Notes Calculator . 0 Feedback Suspend End Block
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1 A 48-year-old woman is admitted to the oncology service for the 4th time in 2 months. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago and has endured surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. She also participated in multiple experimental trials. Unfortunately, her disease has progressed. Today, the patient is hospitalized for hemoptysis and shortness of breath. She complains of severe pain in her back and has lost another 5 pounds since she was discharged 2 weeks ago. Her body mass index is 17 kg/m
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