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I remember two nearly identical questions on behavioral science from two different QBanks:

In both, there is a woman in her late 30s, who gives birth to a child with Down syndrome. When the physician tells her diagnosis, she starts crying and states that God must have punished here. What should the doctor reply?

In both banks there is an option "What have you done to deserve punishment?"

In one bank this option is correct, as thay say "getting more information from the patient is always good before any further action"

Another bank says that such answer is wrong, as patient may think that you are curious about her personal life which is not appropriate...

So which bank is most likely right?

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I would say go with the UWorld Qbank... , however also keep in mind, you can never make decisions for the pt or facilitate in one direction as in ' Yep you are being punished'. the thing to do, is to dig in, give the pt more info about Down Syndrome in this case.. let them open up....
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