Complains Of headache

Discussion in 'USMLE Step 2 CK' started by Abrahm., Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Abrahm.

    Abrahm. Guest

    Q. patient brought by his wife to the hospital with complains of headache......diagnosed to have acute bacterial meningitis....doctors keen to start therapy....but then pateient says that HE SHUD BE TREATED AT HOME.
    what will be the next best step...

    -start treament against his wish..
    -talk to his wife and ask her to pursue husband.
    -discuss with the hospital ethic committee
    -follow patients wish and arrange for home based tretment
    -tell the patient that he will be responsible for the complications
    -order courts permission to treat the patient

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