Posted by meez from IP 22.214.171.124 on December 02, 2014 at 02:17:47:
In Reply to: Prognosis posted by T on November 26, 2014 at 14:33:09:
well..no details are expected..cz..to tell the truth there is little time to go in detail..First of all ..dont' try to make a single diagnosis..always give a couple or more and then say 'I have to run a few tests before I could finally say
something definitely'..so remain non-committal..ALWAYS offer pt. if she/he has something to ask..now thats the situation where you may expect something to talk about the prognosis..but thats usually a simple
situation..say..someone may ask u..'Is it a life threatening condition?'or more bluntly 'I am going to die?'..u may say 'no'if u r very very sure and ready to deliver few details about the conditions you have provisionally diagnosed...or
simply u can say ,'I don't know' or'I cant say anything at this stage'.. if u have no clue really..cz there are very few situations, if at all, where you can be so sure of a prognosis especially just after hx and giving a physical..always be
alert should a next question arise..u'r first response should never be negating u'r second one..
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