If you were a doctor... What would you do?

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If you were a doctor... What would you do?

  • on: November 23, 2010, 07:29:19 PM
Would you mind answering the following questions? :-)




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Re: If you were a doctor... What would you do?

  • on: November 23, 2010, 07:35:36 PM
1. Would you ever recommend or give life-sustaining therapy when you judged that it was futile?

2. Would you ever consider halting life-sustaining therapy because of family demands, even if you felt it was premature?

3. Would you ever prescribe a treatment that was a placebo, simply because the patient wanted treatment?

4. Would you ever undertreat a patient's pain because you were concerned about repercussions, or because you believe that a patient -- even a terminal patient -- might become addicted?

5. Would you ever hide information from a patient about a terminal or preterminal diagnosis in an effort to bolster their spirit or attitude?

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Re: If you were a doctor... What would you do?

  • on: November 23, 2010, 08:05:18 PM
1. Yes as long as the patient or family members didn't stop to do so
2. I would agree if the family demands it if it was futile but if it is was premature I'll them to wait but if they still insist, Yes
3. Yes
4. I'm concerned about repercussions
5. Yes