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you have been the family physician for one mr.david who works with NASA. you have been treating him for diabetes for nearly 3 decades. he has been fired from job a year ago, and 6 months ago , his insurance is over. he is unable to pay your fee also. what is the best course of action ?
a. tell him that you cant be his physician any longer
b.tell him that you can continue if he pays for his visits
c.tell him that you cant be his physician unless he pays for the past debt and for futurte visits too.
d. refer him to charity hospital
e.tell him you can be his physician as long as he wants


D :?:




choice e
u can never drop your pt






yah E sounds reasonable, ethical


Patient runs out of money, runs out of insurance, fired from job, treatment appears futile, patient turns hostile............nothing is a CAUSE FOR DROPPING PATIENT. THAT IS THE WORST EVER THING A DOCTOR CAN DO( atleast on boards) . a hostile patient is still your patient. an angry and non-complaint is still your patient. you are not the one who gets to decide whether or not treatment is working, patient gets to decide!! his economic status, insurance, jobstatus noting should prevent you FROM DEDICATING YOUR SELF to patient, once you have accepted him as your patient.
thinn of mother THERESA , while answering questions on ethics, folks! you will be correct ALL THE TIME!!

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