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Case Study O6 - Discussion Part 4 - Answer (Question 2)
 

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Case Study O6 - Discussion Part 4 - Answer (Question 2)

What would you do if a health practitioner outside your profession questioned a decision you made?

Obviously an open-ended question with many possible answers and no uniquely right one...

The choices include (but are not limited to):

  • Throw a hissy fit and dump verbal abuse on the questioner (only possible if the person is a peer or in a health profession with the same or lower status in the professional pecking order)
  • Respectfully ask the questioner why they disagree
  • Patiently explain the evidence-based reasons for your decision
  • Get a second opinion
  • Ignore the question and carry on as if nothing had happened
  • A combination of the above

What would you offer as an alternative suggestion/treatment? Please discuss with colleagues.

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