aesalmonQuestions like this usually hinge on asking if you're going to follow the rules or not though, obviously the one asking her to lie and say she was her sister is wrong, but the correct answer is obviously breaking the hospice center's "policy" - presumably if the physician is sending her to hospice then they don't work there so why would the Dr. be able to just tell her its fine? +2019-05-30T04:08:59Z
hungryboxYeah, I got this one wrong with the same logic as you, aesalmon.+2019-05-31T20:21:17Z
emmy2k21I genuinely interpreted this question as though the two women were in a relationship because of the quotes "my close friend". I figured significant others would be allowed to visit simply. Ha seems like I'm the only one who read too far in between the lines!+32019-07-19T23:59:06Z
dr_jan_itor@emmy2k21 I also thought the quotes implied a lesbian relationship and that the patient was afraid to share this (they grew up at a time when it was heavily stigmatized). So i was thinking, of course you and your "special friend" can stay together. I know this is not just a phase+32019-08-02T17:36:51Z
et-tu-bromocriptineAnything particularly wrong with A (Don't worry. I'll call you right away...")? It seemed like the most professional yet considerate answer choice.
Are we supposed to imply that they're partners based on those quotation marks around "close friend"? Because otherwise it seems like too casual and less professional than A, almost as if it's breaking policy. +22019-08-09T01:06:07Z
lilmonkeyI can swear that I saw this exact same question in UWORLD before. The only reason I got it right this time.+2019-10-18T17:19:51Z
docshrek@lilmonkey can you please give the QID for the UWorld question?+2019-11-24T02:22:51Z
jakeperaltaCan someone explain to me why following hospital policy is the wrong answer? I'm so lost.And essentially how is this option any different from the last option where he asks her to say its her sister? Both go against hospital policy. Would greatly appreciate some insight yall.+2019-11-29T19:07:34Z
jakeperaltaCan someone explain to me why following hospital policy is the wrong answer? I'm so lost.And essentially how is this option any different from the last option where he asks her to say its her sister? Both go against hospital policy. Would greatly appreciate some insight yall. P.s:it struck me as a romantic relationship as well, but it doesn't clear my doubt😓😭+2019-11-29T19:09:37Z
drschmoctor@jakeperalta Following the hospital policy is wrong because it would be cruel and unnecessarily rigid to deny a dying woman the comfort of her closest companion. Also, It would be inappropriate to ask the Pt to lie.
What's the point of becoming a doctor if you have to follow some BS corporate policy instead of calling the shots and doing right by your patients? +2020-01-21T04:19:19Z