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USMLE Step 2 CS SP Challenges Challenging situations presented by the Standardized Patient (SP) during the the USMLE Step 2 CS Encounter.

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Old 04-22-2012
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Medicolegal and Ethics SP Domestic Abuse and Confidentiality?

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If SP says that she does not want you to tell anyone about her husband, how can we answer?

Can we answer: based on the physician-patients confidentiality, i will not tell anyone. However, please call me as long as you need any kind of help.
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Does she have kids? If she has kids you have to call someone who can help her
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Spouse abuse is not mandatory reportable. You have to respect her wishes and do not tell anybody about it.

Only child and elderly abuse are mandatory reportable.

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