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Old 12-02-2011
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Question Counseling The SP twice!

Should we counsel a patient then and there?

my partner in skype believes it can be done then and there than to miss it later!!!

For eg: while asking about sexual history if the patient has multiple partner and doesn't use condoms, is it right to suggest him to use condoms while i take history or counsel him at the end during closure..suggestions plz

I was told by other person it isnt a nice way to do it then and there and i am just confused..
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Althoug you can do this but it will look like you are showering commands on the patient here and there. The aim of putting this councelling together at the end is to test how much you can recall and counsel the patient in a short period of time. You need to follow the AMG protocol and counselling formats as they are short to the point and time saving.
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This issue has been discussed twice before
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