please help regarding confidentilaity

Discussion in 'Plab 1 and 2 forum' started by sillyplabber2, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. hello sirs and mams,
    can yu tell me if we shud mention the confidentiality issue wen we have to counsel the husbamnd of an eclamptic female who has presented to u in seizures ,.... has been managed by giving magnesium and now yu have to talkt o his husband... shall we add among the rest of teh things that
    I HAVE TAKEN CONSENT FROM YOUR WIFE THAT I CAN TALK TO YOU ABOUT HER MEDICAL CONDITION
    second question does this need to be handled as a BREAKING BAD NEWS
    third question what are the other examples of BREAKING BAD NEWS that come in plab 2
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi there,

    I have passed PLAB 2 thanks to a lot of help from this forum.

    Coming to this question, I had a similar one but that was testicular tumor and talking to the wife. There are two things you can say

    1, Ask the simulator whether she/he is Mr/Mrs X, wife/husband/father or whatever ever of the patient in the scenario. Most probably the simulator would say yes.

    2, Tell the simulator that the patient has given you consent to talk to him/her about the condition of the patient.

    That would do.

    All the best
  3. Shipra

    Shipra Guest

    Congrats Fyremask !!! All the best for ur future.

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