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Medicolegal and Ethics Patient did not undress in the exam room

A primary care physician (Dr. Hope) enters an examination room to find a new patient sitting on a chair just inside the door. Although the patient had been instructed by the nurse to remove her clothes & have a seat on the examination table, the patient remains fully clothed, including her shoes. The patient glances up briefly when the physician enters the room and closes the door, and then returns her gaze to stare at the floor. She says nothing. At this point, the best thing for the physician to say next would be -

A) Didn't the nurse ask you to remove your clothes?
B) Hello, I am Dr. Hope. How are you feeling today?
C) I see that you are still dressed. Is there something you want to talk about with me?
D) Ok. Hop up on the table and let's have a look at you.
E) So what brings you to see me today?
F) You seem a little depressed. Why don't you tell me about it?
G) You seem very quiet. I will just sit here for a moment while you collect your thoughts.
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hello im dr hope how re u feeling today
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B) Hello, I am Dr. Hope. How are you feeling today?

Introduction and greeting first.
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B) introduce and open end question
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I agree B) Hello, I am Dr. Hope. How are you feeling today?

The correct answer is - B) Hello, I am Dr. Hope. How are you feeling today?

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The best way to approach this patient would be to first introduce yourself. Since she is a new patient and seeing the physician for the first time, it is appropriate for you to introduce yourself and then ask an open ended question.

An open-ended question is designed to encourage a full, meaningful answer using the subject's own knowledge and/or feelings. It is the opposite of a closed-ended question, which encourages a short or single-word answer. Open-ended questions also tend to be more objective and less leading than closed-ended questions
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