and we’re back! with BRAND SPANKIN' NEW tangents!
welcome redditors!to snoo-finity ... and beyond!

NBME 23 Answers

nbme23/Block 4/Question#35

A 17-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes mellitus ...

Acknowledge the patient's reasons for missing insulin injections

Login to comment/vote.

 +0  upvote downvote
submitted by hopsalong(2),

I get this is a fluffy question and acknowledging the patient's reasons for missing insulin injections is the cuddliest, but I feel like this answer tows the line a bit. You don't want to say that missing doses is ok, but you also don't want to be mean to patient either. I thought this answer (A) was condoning her missing the injections, so I picked (C). In retrospect, I guess acknowledge means talk about/focus the conversation around.

dentist  I would say: "I understand why you are missing injections, but you're going to have a BAD TIME IF YOU KEEP MISSING INJECTIONS" +