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An oncologist tells his patient that her laboratory results support a diagnosis of advanced malignant melanoma with multiple metastases to the liver and brain. He also advises her that the prognosis is poor. Which of the following is most likely to be the first statement that the patient will make?

A) "Can you keep me alive until my daughter graduates from medical school?"
B) "Damn you doctor, you should have caught this earlier!"
C) "Doctor, you must be wrong."
D) "I think it is time that I make a will and say good-bye to everyone."
E) "It's no use, I always lose and get the short end of the stick."
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ans C....Denial
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kubler ross stages of adjustment
Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance
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kubler ross stages of adjustment
Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance
ive been hearing about this kubler ross dude a lot lately
but havent come across it in FA or kaplan
where can i read this stuff?

but yea, i was gona say C
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its in KLN(behavioural) under human development
i read it there
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ive been hearing about this kubler ross dude a lot lately
but havent come across it in FA or kaplan
where can i read this stuff?

but yea, i was gona say C
They definitely go over it in FA and Kaplan ... FA 2009 Page 70.
For kaplan I'm not sure but I know they go over it for sure.
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its in KLN(behavioural) under human development
i read it there
ok thanks, i guess i need to give that kaplan book another read
tbh, i start skimming after chapter 5 or 6 lol
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ok thanks, i guess i need to give that kaplan book another read
tbh, i start skimming after chapter 5 or 6 lol
You should read BRS for Beh. Sci.
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You should read BRS for Beh. Sci.
oh yea?
what about conrad fischer 100 cases?
should i do BRS + conrad fischer?
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what about conrad fischer 100 cases?
should i do BRS + conrad fischer?
That's good too. You can do both if you'd like but it might be time consuming.
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The correct answer is C. Kubler-Ross's Death and Dying sequence is a stepwise process with five identified stages, which occur in the following order: 1) Denial, 2) Anger, 3) Bargaining, 4) Sadness, and 5) Acceptance. "Doctor you must be wrong" is the correct answer since it reflects the patient's inability to accept the information and indicates the denial of the first stage.

"Can you keep me alive until my daughter graduates from medical school" (choice A), is a statement from the third, or bargaining, stage.

"Damn you doctor, you should have caught this earlier" (choice B) is a statement from the second, or anger, phase.

"I think it is time that I make a will and say good-bye to everyone" (choice D) reflects the patient's acceptance of the reality and is a statement from the fifth phase (acceptance).

"It's no use, I always lose and get the short end of the stick" (choice E) is a statement from the fourth phase (sadness).
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