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ChatGPT answers the Big list of public MMI questions

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Dr. Cheung recommends homeopathic medicines to his patients. There is no scientific evidence or widely accepted theory to suggest that homeopathic medicines work, and Dr. Cheung doesn't believe them to. He recommends homeopathic medicine to people with mild and non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and muscle aches, because he believes that it will do no harm, but will give them reassurance. Consider the ethical problems that Dr. Cheung's behaviour might pose. Discuss these issues with the interviewer.
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I believe Dr. Cheung's behavior is ethically questionable because, while he may believe that homeopathic medicines will do no harm, there is still no scientific evidence that suggests they will provide any benefit. Further, by encouraging the use of homeopathic medicines, Dr. Cheung may be providing false reassurance to his patients and leading them to forgo more effective treatments for their ailments. Additionally, this practice could be seen as deceptive and misleading, as Dr. Cheung is straying from accepted scientific norms.

Dr. Cheung should consider the ethical implications of his actions and be honest and transparent with his patients. He must openly discuss the lack of evidence for homeopathic treatments and explain their potential harm. Doing so will maintain the trust and respect of his patients, while still providing them with compassion. Furthermore, Dr. Cheung should focus on conventional medical treatments, recommending homeopathic medicines only when they are a patient's last resort option.

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As a physician at a local hospital you notice that there is a man with an alcohol dependency who keeps on consuming the hand sanitizer offered at the hand sanitizer stands throughout the hospital. He is not a patient at the hospital at present but has been many times in the past. Consequently, there is often no hand sanitizer for public use. What do you do? Do you remove/change location of hand sanitizer stands? Do you approach him?
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As a physician, my priority is to provide the best possible care to the patients and visitors of our hospital. In the context of the situation described, my first priority would be to assess the health and safety risks that this person and other members of the public may experience due to their alcohol dependence and the availability of hand sanitizer. I believe that a multi-faceted approach is needed to address this issue.

Firstly, I would discuss the matter with the hospital management and security personnel to determine the best approach to managing the hand sanitizer stands in the hospital and to devise a plan for intervening with the individual. This may involve providing the individual with support services and outreach programs, as well as relocating the hand sanitizer stands to areas where the individual's access to the sanitizer is more difficult or restricted.

Secondly, I would approach the individual to discuss his alcohol abuse, offer him the support he needs, and inform him of the risks associated with his issue. I believe that, as someone with a medical background, I am best placed to provide him with accurate information on his alcohol dependence and how to best seek help to manage it.

Finally, I would collaborate with hospital staff and management to ensure that appropriate policies, protocols, and procedures are in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients and staff. This may involve additional training and providing guidance to the staff on how to manage these situations.

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You are a 1st year med student and you are in the room with a small group of students, a doctor and a young female patient. The doctor tells the patient to remove her shirt to do a breast exam. The patient is visibly uncomfortable but does what she is told. The physician then performs the exam and tells you to do it as well. Discuss your reaction to this situation. An elderly woman has been admitted to emergency room with asthma/difficulty breathing. She refuses to allow a medical student to treat her. Discuss the ethical issues in this case and possible safeguards to protect patient and students/physicians.
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Thank you for the opportunity to discuss this situation. It is a difficult one in which all stakeholders must have their best interests and comfort considered. My reaction to a patient being uncomfortable while removing her shirt to do a breast exam is one of empathy and care. As a student, I would offer to talk to the patient and explain the procedure. I would offer her an opportunity to ask questions and to take comfort knowing that a doctor was present in the room. Additionally, I would explain the procedure in detail and offer her a gown or other form of covering prior to the exam starting.

As for the elderly woman in the emergency room with asthma, there are quite a few ethical issues at play. The first is the patient's autonomy in deciding whether or not to accept a student's care. Since the patient is unable to make a fully informed decision due to her health condition, the onus is on the physician and/or student to ensure that the elderly woman's wishes and beliefs are taken into consideration before making any decisions. Additionally, in this case, it is important to understand the woman's culture and religion, and to offer alternatives if treatment from a student is not acceptable. Safeguards should ensure that both the patient and the student are considered. For instance, a nurse or other healthcare provider could be present to ensure that the patient's wishes are respected and that the student is not in any danger. Additionally, it is important to consider clear communication between the physician and student, and to explicitly explain why certain decisions are being made.

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Universities are commonly faced with the complicated task of balancing the educational needs of their students and the cost required to provide learning resources to a large number of individuals. As a result of this tension, there has been much debate regarding the optimal size of classes. One side argues that smaller classes provide a more educationally effective setting for students, while others argue that t makes no difference, so larger classes should be used to minimize the number of instructors required. Discuss your opinion with the examiner.
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I believe that while larger classes may minimize the number of instructors required, it should not be the guiding factor when determining the optimal size of classes. Ultimately, smaller classes provide a more educationally effective setting for students, in my opinion. Not only can students learn more effectively due to more individualized instruction, but they are also more likely to stay engaged in the learning process. Larger classes can often be impersonal and resulting in a lack of student engagement. Furthermore, with smaller classes, instructors have an opportunity to assess any learning gaps and intervene quickly as needed. All these benefits become much harder to achieve in larger classes. Thus my opinion is that smaller classes are the optimal size for universities to strive for.

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A 18-year old man is diagnosed to have suspected bacterial meningitis. He refuses therapy and returns to the college dormitory. What should a physician do in this situation?
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If a patient is diagnosed with suspected bacterial meningitis and refuses therapy, it is important to follow-up with the patient and ensure proper safety measures are taken. First, the physician should ensure the patient is aware of the severity of their condition and potential consequences if they do not seek proper medical attention. It is also essential to inform the patient of the risk they pose to those around them, should they choose not to receive treatment.

In addition to continuing to explain the dangers of their condition, it is important to research the patient's options regarding proper care and treatment, including any financial aid or support groups that would provide meaningful assistance. Lastly, the physician should ensure that there is a strong support system in place at the patient's college dorm. This would include the availability of resources such as counselors, mental health professionals, and other home remedies if possible. Through continued conversations with the patient, the physician should work to ensure that the patient receives the care they need and that their safety is prioritized at all times.

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In June 2011, the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup and riots broke out in Downtown Vancouver. Discuss the impact on the community and the range of health care professionals at St. Paul‟s Hospital.
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The event of the Vancouver Canucks' 2011 Stanley Cup loss had a devastating impact on the community, and it put a strain on the professionals at St. Paul’s Hospital. From what I recall, the emergency room and trauma teams were busy all night treating non-life threatening injuries resulting from the riots. It was a very stressful night for the health care team at St. Paul’s, as they had to take urgent care of people who had been injured in the riot as well as continue their usual duties.

The most significant impact of the Vancouver Canucks' 2011 Stanley Cup loss was on the mental health of the community. Students and young adults were the most affected, many showing signs of depression or anger issues. The event was a huge blow to the city’s morale, and the professionals at St. Paul’s had to work around the clock to provide care and support to those affected. A range of health care professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, were necessary to address the mental health needs of the community following the riots.

Overall, the Vancouver Canucks' 2011 Stanley Cup loss had a major impact on the community and the demands on the care staff at St. Paul’s. The event highlighted just how vital experienced health care professionals are in times of crisis and unrest, and it was a powerful reminder of the importance of mental health care.

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Should there be legislation stating that a physician must report a gunshot wound of their patients to police? Discuss.
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I believe that a physician should report gunshot wounds of their patients to the police. Given the potential risks of having a patient with an untreated gunshot wound, it is essential to ensure that any patient with this type of injury is properly cared for . Further, reporting such injuries allows for a stabler community, preventing potential issues with gun-related violence. This is especially important when there is a potential risk of a patient presenting a risk to himself or to others. Additionally, I believe that by reporting gunshot wounds to the police, it gives an opportunity for the police to investigate any possible criminal activity and when applicable, apprehend the perpetrator.

Legislation requiring that physicians report gunshot wounds would help ensure that all gunshot wound patients were appropriately treated. It would also help ensure that a proper investigation is conducted into any criminal activity related to the incident. Whenever possible, I believe that efforts should be taken to protect both the patient and the community as a whole.

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If the Prime Minister of Canada were to ask your advice on one change that could be applied to the healthcare system in Canada that would improve it enormously and have the greatest positive effect, how would you answer?
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If the Prime Minister of Canada were to ask my advice on one change to the healthcare system in Canada that could improve it enormously, I would suggest a significant increase in funding for patient care and for improvements in access to advanced medical treatments. Specifically, I would suggest providing additional funding for initiatives such as telemedicine, e-prescribing and information sharing technologies, as well as improved access to chronic disease management programs, specialized care teams, and mental health services. In addition, I would suggest allocating funds for increased training of clinicians in primary care and the promotion of preventative medicine, as well as more resources for research and development in biotechnology, personalized medicine and healthcare technologies. The aim is to provide better, more accessible, and more comprehensive care to all Canadians, regardless of their economic or social background.

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You are an emergency room physician at a local hospital. A patient comes in requesting painkillers for his back. Upon reviewing his file, you realize that he frequently comes to the hospital requesting painkillers and he has already capped his prescription for the month. Upon examination, you notice no new injuries to indicate an increase in painkillers. You politely tell patient that you will not increase his dosage or re-fill out another prescription for him. He tells you that he will go and inject himself with heroin right now if he does not get the painkillers. What do you say next? What do you do?
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I would explain to the patient that I understand his predicament, and encourage him to consider other pain management strategies rather than using drugs. I would reassure him that I am here to help him find the most effective and safe treatment plan, and that I am willing to work with him to find a better outcome. Additionally, I would ask him to consider seeking out other resources such as support groups, counseling, or therapy to help him better manage his pain and enable him to find more positive and sustainable methods of relieving his pain. Lastly, I would explain to him that I am here to help, and if he does not feel comfortable discussing the situation with me or getting help elsewhere, then I can provide additional information and help him reach out to the proper resources.

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You are sitting at a desk in front of the interviewer with a screen between you. You have a set of blocks in front of you and you have to set them up in a certain way. The interviewer knows the solution and you can't see them and can only ask them yes or no questions. Correctly assemble the blocks.
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I would begin by taking a few moments to observe the blocks, counting how many blocks there are and getting a sense of each block's size and shape. Then I would ask the interviewer if I can begin by asking questions about the blocks. Depending on the interviewer's response, I would then ask a series of short, yes or no questions that would help me understand the puzzle's constraints. Questions could include: “Do I need to use all the blocks?”, “Are the blocks touching one another?” and “Can I move individual blocks?”. As I ask questions, I'd make sure to take into account the interviewer's responses and slowly build the puzzle until I arrive at the desired solution. Through this process of structured problem solving, I would be demonstrating to the interviewer that I have the skills to work under pressure, think logically, and make sense of complex problems.

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A message that recently appeared on the Web warned readers of the dangers of aspartame as a cause of an epidemic of multiple sclerosis. The authors claimed that aspartame remains on the market because the food and drug industries have powerful lobbies in Congress. They quoted Dr. Russell Blaylock, who said. "The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees." Critique this message, in terms of the strength of the arguments presented and their logical consistency. Your critique might include an indication of the issues that you would like to delve into further before assessing the validity of these claims.
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My critique of this message in terms of the strength of arguments and logical consistency is that the claims presented appear to be based on one source, the opinion of Dr. Russell Blaylock. While his opinion carries a certain degree of weight, I do believe that a more thorough assessment requires further investigation. I would like to delve into more research on aspartame, including studies and data to back up Dr Russell Blaylock's claim. It would also be important to consider the potential reasons that Congress would have for allowing aspartame to remain on the market and the potential advantages or disadvantages that their lobby might constitute. Finally, to fully evaluate the claims made by the message, it would be critical to consider potential alternative explanations for an increase in multiple sclerosis, as the claims without examining these wider considerations would be too narrow to draw any significant conclusions from.

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A Kootenay town runs a health-collective that provides various alternative and traditional forms of medicine. The physicians there encourage parents of small children not to vaccinate their children. Discuss the positive and negative impacts of this opinion.
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From a medical perspective, it is important to ensure that all forms of healthcare are provided to all people in a safe and responsible manner. With regards to the health-collective in the Kootenay town that provides various alternative and traditional forms of medicine and encourages parents of small children not to vaccinate their children, there are both positive and negative impacts.

The positive impacts are that the collectives offer more health options to families who may not have access to them. Additionally, by providing alternative treatments, it allows families to explore natural medicine and concurrently use traditional medicine which may lead to more desired outcomes.

The negative impacts are that this collective does not emphasize the importance of vaccinations for children. Vaccines are necessary for a large population of children to protect them from dangerous and preventable diseases. Without this protection, these children may be at risk of developing deadly illnesses. In addition, when children are not vaccinated it can cause health risks to those children and individuals in the broader community. Therefore, it is imperative that parents make evidence-based decisions when it comes to vaccinating their children, utilizing both traditional and alternative methods.

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The City of Vancouver has taken great measures to increase accessibility to alternative forms of transportation (Canada Line, Hornby and Dunsmuir Bike Lanes, Proposed Evergreen Line, and Burrard Street Bridge closures). Discuss the impacts (both positive and negative) of these decisions?
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I believe the efforts the City of Vancouver has taken to increase accessibility to alternative forms of transportation have both positive and negative impacts.

On the positive side, the increased use of public transportation, particularly the Canada Line, has helped reduce pollution in the city and has made it easier for residents to get around. This translates into a decrease in traffic congestion as well as improved air quality. This can also result in improved public health, as well as greater access to employment opportunities that may not have been accessible to individuals due to time constraints related to transportation. Additionally, the improvements to the city’s infrastructure have given a boost to its economy and have helped create jobs.

On the negative side, increased use of public transportation can cause overcrowding on buses, subways, and other services, resulting in longer wait times. This can be particularly challenging for individuals with physical or age-related limitations which can impede their ability to access alternative forms of transportation. Additionally, investments made in this area can be significant and can possibly strain city coffers. Finally, increased use of public transportation can also lead to misunderstandings and cultural clashes between different segments of citizens who may be traveling on the same transportation service.

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You learn from your best friend that she was involved in a hit and run accident one night when she had too much to drink and had hit a person crossing the street. She feels badly about this incident. What do you do if anything?
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If my best friend confessed this to me, I would first listen and provide empathy and understanding. I would advise her to speak to a professional such as a mental health provider or lawyer for further help and guidance. I would also encourage her to come forward and speak to the police as a self-reporting of the incident. In any case, I would remind her that she is not alone, and that no matter the situation, I am here for her as a friend and source of support.

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What is your opinion about stem cell research using fetal tissue?
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Stem cell research using fetal tissue has the potential to bring tremendous benefit to society. For example, it can be used to develop treatments for medical conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes, and it can also help advance our understanding of diseases like Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and birth defects. That said, it is important to ensure that the tissues used are obtained in an ethical manner, so as to avoid any harm to the donor or respect the life of the fetus. I strongly believe that the potential benefits of stem cell research outweigh any ethical concerns, if those concerns are properly addressed.

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Dr. Who is a physician for Mr. Bean and his wife. Dr. Who discovers that Mr. Bean has an STI. Mr. Bean does not wish to tell his wife . What should Dr. Who do? Explore the ethics surrounding this scenario.
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As a physician, it is my ethical responsibility to act in the best interest of my patient. In the case of Mr. Bean, I would first make sure he understands the importance of informing his wife of his STI and the risks associated with not doing so. I would also make sure he understands she has the right to make her own judgement on how to best protect her health. I would also recommend that he seek counseling to explore the best way to approach his wife.

Additionally, I would provide Mr. Bean's wife education on STIs and the risk of contracting it if it is not treated properly. I would also recommend that she seek testing, as it is possible she contracted the same STI from Mr. Bean.

It is my duty to protect and advoate for the health and wellbeing of both of my patients. The ethical decision here is to provide education, resources and support in a safe, confidential manner. The patient's wishes and rights must be respected, while also advocating for the health of all involved.

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You discover that your boyfriend has a substance abuse problem. His conduct has never been influenced by this since you have been together. How do you handle this?
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If I discover that my boyfriend has a substance abuse problem, I would first want to approach him and talk about his problem in a calm and understanding manner. Expressing my love and support for him as we discuss the issue is key. I understand how difficult it can be to open up, so I don't want to create an environment of judgement in the conversation.

In the discussion, I would have to express my concern and make sure that he realizes that this is a serious matter. I would then encourage him to seek professional help, such as a specialist or a support group. It is important that he get the right diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up support.

At the same time, I will try to be flexible in adjusting as needed and focus on our relationship, if that is what he wants. There may be times of frustration, but staying engaged and continuing to care is important. I believe that with the right support, he can get back on his feet.

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A couple has decided to have a child through artificial insemination. They asked the physician for sex selection of the child. What should a physician advise in this situation?
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As a physician, I would advise the couple that sex selection of a child through artificial insemination is not ethical. There are potential risks associated with this type of artificial insemination, including an increased risk of chromosomal disorders and birth defects. Furthermore, artificial insemination does not guarantee success, so it also potentially raises the costs associated with giving birth. Lastly, sex selection could lead to gender inequality, as selection may be based on outdated gender stereotypes or cultural biases. For these reasons, I would advise against this type of artificial insemination.

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You are shift supervisor at McDonalds fast food restaurant. The owner of the franchise has called you over. He is very upset as he has received 3 complaints in the last 30 minutes about the meat in the hamburgers being poorly cooked. There are two people (one male, one female both 15 years old) who have been cooking the meat for the past two hours. The female is the owner‟s daughter. How would you handle the situation?
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Thanks for the question. As shift supervisor at McDonalds, I have experience dealing with similar situations. When I am confronted with a situation like this, I always take into account the safety of the customers and employees.

The first step I would take is to investigate the situation. I would ask the owner questions to try to understand the exact complaints, like the nature of the issue and who reported them.

Next, I would discuss the concerns with the two employees who were in charge of the hamburger cooking shift to understand the process more thoroughly. I would ask about their process for preparing the meat, what temperature the meat had been cooked to, and if there are any additional safety measures that could be taken.

Depending on the answers, I would then put in place measures to rectify the situation. I would ensure that the customers who complained were provided with satisfactory compensation and that the issue was resolved correctly. I would also look into measures that we could put in place to ensure the same issue does not occur in the future, such as looking into the cooking temperature, staff training and development, and additional safety training.

At the end of the day, safety is always my number one priority. I believe that the best course of action in this case would be to investigate the situation, and then put in place measures to ensure the problem is corrected and doesn't recur. Thank you.

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Statistics have shown that effects of advanced age such as changes in vision and response time may adversely affect elderly drivers' ability to drive safely. As a matter of fact, many doctors discuss the issue of stopping driving with their older patients as a precaution for the safety of theirs as well as the public's. Do you think older drivers have to give up driving when they reach a certain age?
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I believe there needs to be an individual assessment of each patient's situation. It's important to take into account their physical, cognitive and emotional capabilities. In some cases, there may be mobility issues or physical ailments such as poor eyesight or hearing loss that may put them at risk when driving. In those cases, it could be beneficial to have a conversation with the patient to discuss alternatives to driving or transportation that can help minimize risks. Generally, encouraging regular eye exams, following physical activity and healthy diet guidelines, and having regular check-ins with the doctor to discuss any issues can be beneficial. Ultimately, the safety of the elderly drivers and the public is the most important factor, and older drivers should evaluate their abilities accordingly.

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Due to a shortage of physicians in rural and Northern communities in BC, some policy-makers have suggested that medical programs preferentially admit students who are willing to commit to a 2 or 3 year tenure in rural areas after graduation. Consider the broad implications of this policy for health care and the costs associated. Will this policy be effective?
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The policy of preferentially admitting students willing to commit to a 2 or 3 year tenure in rural and Northern communities of BC is an effective way to address the shortages of physicians in these areas. It would not only help to address the current shortages, but it would also create a more sustainable and equitable model of health care across the province. The policy would also help to improve the quality and access to healthcare for rural and Northern communities, allowing for more timely care and better overall health outcomes.

However, this policy should also consider the costs associated with such a system. The additional costs would include improved education, access to medical equipment and supplies, and medical staff to ensure that the necessary care is being provided to these communities. In addition, there will be the costs associated with recruiting doctors willing to commit to a short-term multi-year tenure in rural and Northern BC.

Overall, it is essential to ensure that the policies created to address the shortage of physicians in rural and Northern communities are effective and sustainable. These policies should take into account the costs associated with implementation, while also creating equitable and accessible health care structures.

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Your best friend and partner are undergoing in vitro fertilization to have a baby. The technique allows for the selection of certain characteristics for the child by identifying them in the embryo before implantation. Your friend asks for advice on the characteristics they should select. How would you respond to your friend?
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I would tell my friend that they should make the best decision for them and their partner based on their personal values. I would make sure they understand the legal and scientific implications of their decision and be sure they have been fully informed by a health care provider of the potential short and long term implications of their decisions. Ultimately, I would encourage my friend to trust their instincts and make the decision that feels right for them.

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You are a third year medical student involved in the research of Dr. A, a senior physician. He is testing the efficacy of a new drug on lowering cholesterol. This drug is not yet known be more effective that existing drugs on the market. He insists that you recruit patients for trials even though the clinical risks of the research are still undefined. What are the issues involved for the patients? For yourself?
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The issues involved for the patients include both clinical and ethical considerations. Clinical considerations include the risks associated with taking an unknown drug and the potential for side effects or other negative outcomes. Ethically, it is important to ensure patients are fully aware of the risks involved and that they are giving their informed consent.

For myself, I would need to ensure that I was upholding the best interests of the patients and was acting responsibly and professionally. I would also need to address any ethical concerns that might arise and conduct myself in a way that reflects the core principles of medical ethics.

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You are spending your evening as a volunteer in the hospital. It is late and you see a number of staff duck into the supply closet with an empty bag and reappear in a few minutes with it appearing full. You have heard other staff members discussing that supplies are missing on a regular basis that cannot be accounted for. After observing the actions of the other staff members, what do you do?
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Given the situation I observed, I believe it is my duty to report the staff members for the suspicious activity. I understand that this is a delicate situation, as I am still a volunteer and it could negatively impact the staff members involved. That being said, I also understand that it is my professional and ethical duty to take action and can't be complacent as a part of the medical field. Therefore, my immediate course of action would be to report the incident confidentially to my supervisor at the hospital and let them take the proper steps depending on their investigation.

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You are on a day out in London with a group of friends. One member of your group, who has never been to London before, becomes separated from the rest of the group in the Underground. What actions would you take?
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If a member of my group became separated from the rest of us while we were on a day out in London, my first step would be to contact the London Metropolitan Police. I would explain to them the location where the group last saw the person, the time of the incident, and any distinguishing features or characteristics of the person we are trying to locate. I would then ask for their assistance and advice for how to carry out a search. I would also reach out to Underground staff if feasible and ask for their assistance in monitoring CCTV footage of the area. It would also be useful to scour nearby areas in hopes of finding the person, or posting creative fliers around town. Finally, I would stay in London as long as it is necessary to support the search.

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Discuss health care issues that have been in the news in the last month.
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Health care is always in the news, but in the last month, one of the most important issues relates to the ongoing pandemic and the working conditions of front-line health care workers. It's clear that too many of these workers are being stretched thin because there simply aren't enough of them in too many places. This has created extremely stressful situations for them and for the communities they serve. On the other hand, there has also been a shift towards using technology more to provide virtual health care services, from Telehealth consultations to virtual support groups. This is providing much needed access to people who may not have been able to get the help they need due to geographic or financial barriers. While this technology is likely to continue, it's important that these services are supplemented with in-person, personal care.

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Many fire-related tragedies in Canada have been the result of children playing with fire. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of parents, lighter companies and society with respect to this issue.
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Parents have the primary responsibility to prevent children from playing with fire. Parents should ensure that any fires are supervised, that their home is equipped with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, and that their child has a basic understanding of fire safety. Lighter companies should ensure that lighters are childproof, or at least not easily accessible to children. They should also ensure proper warnings and safety information on the packaging of their products. Lastly, society as a whole should engage in efforts to educate parents and communities about the risks of fires, to ensure that everyone is aware of the concerns and knows how to best protect themselves and their children.

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You are presented with a list of 15 individuals, including details of their age, sex and occupation. You are being told that a nuclear attack is imminent and you are only allowed to save 5 of them from destruction. Which ones and why?
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I know this is a difficult decision, and my heart goes out to everyone on the list who would not be saved. However, if I am only able to save 5 people, my decision would be based on age and occupation. The five people I would save would be the youngest on the list, as they have the most life ahead of them and their lives are most likely to be positively impacted by intervention. Since I am a medical doctor, the priority of my decision would be to save individuals who have the capacity to help others. So, the four other individuals I would save are those whose occupation is related to providing medical care, first responders, or other essential services. That way, if we are able to evacuate before the nuclear attack, there will be potentially more lives saved, as these professionals would be able to provide medical care and essential services in the aftermath.

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As medicine advances with technology, what are the pros and cons? Discuss your experience with use of technology.
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Technology has certainly come a long way in the field of medicine and it has had a significant positive impact on the practice of medicine. There are several pros to technology’s integration into modern medical practice. One of the main advantages is the speed at which patient data can be obtained and information shared between health care providers. Technology has allowed for quicker diagnoses and treatment options for patients, often leading to better outcomes. Additionally, technology has provided innovative tools for medical professionals to use for patient care and monitoring. For instance, incorporating medical robots, imaging tools, and telehealth technologies all allow for a higher quality of care and more personalized treatment plans.

While there are many benefits and advantages to incorporating technology into medical practices, there are unfortunately some associated disadvantages. In some instances, using technology can lead to decreased face-to-face interaction between patients and health care professionals, making it more difficult for clinicians to build lasting relationships with their patients. Additionally, technology can be expensive and complex to implement, which can present major barriers to access for some health care systems.

From a personal standpoint, I’ve had the opportunity to experience the positive outcomes of technology in medicine during my fourth year rotations. During my family medicine rotation, I was able to review electronic medical records and X-ray images to get a more accurate picture of a patient’s condition. In addition, I was able to use telemedicine to view and discuss pathology slides with specialists remotely - this provided me with a better understanding of the patient’s condition, as well other educational aspects that I could take with me in my clinical practice. Overall, technology has had a dramatic impact on medical care, and I am looking forward to the continued integration of technology in my medical career moving forward.

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Your mother calls you and asks you to help with a major family decision. Your maternal grandfather is 70 years old and has been diagnosed with a condition that will kill him some time in the next five years. He can have a procedure that will correct the disease and not leave him with any long-term problems, but the procedure has a 10% mortality rate. He wants to have the procedure, but your mother does not want him to. How would you help mediate this issue?
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If I was mediating this issue, I think the first step would be to assess both perspectives. I would listen to my mother's concerns and make sure that I understand why she feels the way she does and also why my grandfather is coming to the conclusion that he wants to have the procedure. It's important to take both perspectives into consideration, even if we disagree. Once I understand each party and their needs, I would then focus on trying to reach an agreement that everyone can live with. This could range from further exploring other options that the grandfather may not have thought of, to understanding what the family's collective values are, and then making a decision based on them. Ultimately, I think it has to be a decision my grandfather is comfortable with, and I would try to support the whole family in making an informed decision.

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You are a cardiologist at a local hospital, who just finished a shift and has a tight run to your daughter's high school graduation ceremony. As you headed off to the door, Jennifer, a patient who knew you well, saw you from the waiting room and grabbed your attention. "Doctor! I have a bad chest pain. Please stay for a bit. I'll feel much better if you were here." Enter the waiting room and talk to Jennifer.
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Hello Jennifer, it's great to see you today. I'm sorry to hear that you are having chest pain, and I wish that I could stay longer and really chat, but I'm on my way to my daughter's high school graduation ceremony. Can you tell me what the pain feels like? Is it sharp, radiating, aching, or something else? What makes it better or worse? How long have you been feeling it? I know that this is a very important moment, and I want to make sure that you are feeling better and taken care of before I go, so what do you think we should do to make sure that you are doing okay?

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A Vancouver bio-tech company was hired by the US Military to develop a cure for Ebola. They successfully developed a vaccine to treat the symptoms of the virus and lowered the mortality rate for infected patients. Discuss the implications of this on a global scale.
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The development of a vaccine to treat the symptoms of Ebola by a Vancouver biotechnological company is an incredibly positive development for global healthcare. By successfully developing this vaccine, the mortality rate of infected patients has been lowered, providing a critical wave of relief to those countries disproportionately affected by this insidious virus.

In terms of the implications of this on a global scale, most importantly, this successful vaccine could lead to more widespread distribution of the treatment, enabling more patients to access this life-saving medicine. It could also act as a catalyst for further research and collaboration on other deadly diseases, driving technological advances and enabling governments to pool resources to tackle these global health issues. Finally, by increasing access to an effective treatment, countries may be more willing to take in and manage populations of people who are at-risk for Ebola, as well as other communicable diseases.

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Deterrent Fees (Knowledge of the Health Care System) Recently, the Prime Minister of Canada raised the issue of deterrent fees (a small charge, say $10, which everyone who initiates a visit to a health professional would have to pay at the first contact) as a way to control health care costs. The assumption is that this will deter people from visiting their doctor for unnecessary reasons. Consider the broad implication of this policy for health and health care costs. For example, do you think this approach will save health care costs? At what expense? Discuss this issue with the interviewer.
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I believe that deterrent fees have the potential to save health care costs, but only if the fees are consistent across the board, and only if there is meaningful education and support for those who are most vulnerable. A deterrent fee should also be mitigating measures in place to ensure those who are in need of medical assistance receive it.

In this sense, the underlying assumption of the policy is that it will act as a preventative measure to ensure more responsible use of health care services. While this may help to reduce costs associated with visites deemed as "unnecessary", it may also create additional costs for those already struggling to access health care services in the long-term. Thus, any deterrent fees should be paired with educational and financial supports that allow full access to services for those who may not otherwise be able to pay the fee.

Overall, I think the potential savings from such a policy could be significant, but there must be additional considerations to ensure access to care is not hindered for those who need it most.

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A general principal in the pharmaceutical industry is that a drug is not real unless it has been tested in English speaking countries. A real drug is one that actually works and can be an economically viable product. Do you think this general principal is valid and/or acceptable? Discuss this question with the interviewer.
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I believe this general principal is valid andacceptable, as it ensures that drugs are supported by strong evidence that proves their safety and efficacy. Furthermore, English speaking countries typically have well-established regulatory frameworks in place to guarantee the highest standards of safety and efficacy. Additionally, by testing the drug in a larger population of English speaking countries, it helps to ensure that the drug can be an economically viable product.

However, I would call into question the ethical considerations of this principal. Particularly, it could disadvantage non-English speaking countries and populations, who have unique health needs and different cultural contexts which could directly impact the efficacy and success of a drug.

Therefore, as a doctor I would advocate for a more equitable approach which better incorporates global perspectives and considers the needs of non-English speaking countries. Increasing global collaborations and sharing of scientific data could help to achieve this, and could go some way to levelling the playing field when it comes to pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

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You are a young, single doctor working in a small town of 1500. You meet an attractive male/female at the bar that you are interested in. What problems do you foresee?
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I can see a few potential problems that could arise if I pursued a relationship with someone I met at a bar in my small town of 1500.

The biggest issue would be the potential for our relationship to be the subject of gossip, or even worse, malicious rumors, due to the small and close-knit nature of the town. Many people would associate me with my professional role as a doctor and any relationship I had would inevitably be linked to that. I think this would be difficult to deal with, both professionally and personally.

Another issue that I would have to consider is the potential ethical implications if I ended up getting involved with a patient in some capacity. Given the size of the town, it is likely that my romantic partner and I could cross paths in our professional lives. I would need to be very thoughtful about how I manage this situation and consider the potential implications of an inappropriate or unethical relationship.

Finally, my role as a doctor can be very demanding, leaving little time for a relationship. I would need to make sure that I was able to find a balance between my career and my relationships so as not to neglect either of them.

Overall, I think that there are many things to consider when thinking about entering a relationship in a small town, but with the right safeguards in place, I believe it could work.

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John X is a convicted pedophile and repeat offender. He is about to be released from prison after serving 7 years of his 10-year sentence. He will be in close contact with his parole officer and he will be monitored on a daily basis. Should the community be aware of John X's history? You are in charge of deciding whether or not to warn the community about John X. What issues/factors would you consider in making your decision?
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As a doctor, my primary concern in this situation is ensuring the safety of the community. Therefore, all decisions made will be based on protecting the community from potential harm or threat. In deciding whether or not to warn the community about John X’s history, I would consider several issues and factors. Firstly, I would evaluate the risk John X poses to the public. I would understand the nature and gravity of his past offenses, the length of his sentence and whether or not he underwent rehabilitation while in prison. I would assess the likelihood of a repeat offense and whether or not the community should be counseled on potential safety measures. Additionally, I would consider the potential implications of informing the community in regards to John X’s privacy and protecting the reputation of the community. All of these considerations would be taken into account when making my decision about whether or not to warn the community about John X’s history.

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A patient with Down's Syndrome became pregnant. The patient does not want an abortion. Her mother and husband want the patient to have an abortion. What should a physician do in this situation?
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As a physician, my primary responsibility is to the patient, and to ensure that the patient has access to medical care and advice that meets their individual wishes and values. In this case, the patient's wishes should be respected and the patient should be encouraged to make a decision about the pregnancy that meets her own wishes, instead of simply deferring to her mother or husband. I would recommend the patient be given access to counseling and additional medical advice about the repercussions of her decision, so that she can make an informed choice about how to move forward. Her mother and husband should be informed that ultimately their daughter/wife's decision is the one that will be respected.

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In recent years, there has been an increase in popularity of full contact sports, such as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and boxing. Should doctors have a role in regulating such sports?
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Doctors should certainly have a role in regulating full contact sports such as UFC and boxing. As the healthcare professionals on the front lines of keeping athletes safe, doctors are well positioned to help guide regulations regarding such sports. We can help set standards for safety equipment, monitor and effectively treat concussions and other injuries sustained during fights, and provide medical advice on how to maintain the health of fighters. By working alongside sports governing bodies, doctors can help to keep athletes safe and promote the responsible practice of full contact sports.

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What do you see as being the biggest issues/problems in health care now and in the future. What do you think are possible solutions to these issues?
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One of the biggest issues in healthcare now and in the future is resource availability and allocation. With an aging population and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, the demand for healthcare increases every year. This puts a great strain on the healthcare system, leading to issues such as long wait times, overcrowded facilities, and overburdened healthcare providers.

Substantial investments must be made in the healthcare system in order to address the resource issue. This can include investing in more efficient ways to deliver healthcare, such as telemedicine and expanded access to health information technologies. We must also consider expanding health care coverage, such as by increasing access to insurance, so that more people are able to receive the care they need.

Finally, we must prioritize preventative care. By investing in public health initiatives, such as campaigns encouraging healthy lifestyle habits and disease prevention programs, we can help curb the growth of preventable conditions, thus helping to alleviate the burden on the healthcare system. Taking a proactive approach to healthcare may be our most effective way of providing quality care to all Canadians.

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An athlete who is training for the Olympics admits that he is using anabolic steroids and asks you to monitor his liver function. He would prefer to be under your care, as you are his family physician and you know his history. However, he states that if you do not agree, he will go to a walk-in clinic. Discuss the ethical issues in this case.
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As a physician, my primary concern is for the patient's health and well-being. My response to this patient's request is to strongly advise him against using anabolic steroids, as they are linked to serious health issues, including liver damage.

I would also advise him to seek medical care from a specialist rather than relying on a walk-in clinic, as that type of care may not be able to address the negative effects of steroid use on his body. Additionally, I would discuss with him the possibility of providing anonymous testing for drugs in his system to help him monitor his health, as well as the potential risks of using steroids in the long term.

Finally, I would want to discuss the ethical issues surrounding the use of such performance enhancers, including questions of fairness and health implications. Ultimately, I would urge him to consider other methods of training and competing to avoid the risks associated with anabolic steroid use.

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Recently, certain hospitals in the Vancouver Area have been charging patients $29/day for their hospital fee on top of the fees charged to MSP. What are the implications of this policy? Discuss both positive and negative impacts with the interviewer.
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The recent $29/day hospital fee policy has far-reaching implications for the hospitals in the Vancouver area. On the positive side, this fee may help encourage financial responsibility in patients. By paying for part of their care, financially literate patients can ensure that they are contributing to their medical care in a responsible way. Furthermore, these fees can help cover some of the costs associated with medical care, offsetting the burden on public healthcare funds.

On the other hand, the $29/day fee may have some negative implications. This fee could lead to some people delaying care, as they may not be able to afford this extra cost. Additionally, some people may struggle to pay the fee when coupled with other costs such as prescription medication. These fees could also have a disproportionate impact on those on low incomes, people with chronic conditions, and those who are uninsured.

To mitigate the financial impact, it is important to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place to support those who cannot afford to pay. This could include flexible payment plans, discounts, and subsidies to ensure financial access. Banks and credit unions may also be able to provide financial assistance to cover these fees. Finally, an evaluation of the policy should be conducted to determine the efficacy of the fee and its impact on patients.

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You are a health researcher at an academic institution. You have been asked to work on a top-secret vaccine that would treat biomedical weapons or other communicable diseases. Before your break through, you are instructed by the government to stop all research and turn over all materials and copies of your work to be destroyed. You know you are very close to finding a cure. What do you do?
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As a health researcher and doctor, my moral obligation is to the well-being and safety of all. In this case, I would prioritize following the instructions of the government, as I assume that whatever direction they are giving is for the greater good and likely for the betterment of society. Of course, I would be disappointed by the halt of any work to find a cure and would hope to be able to complete the project in the future. At the same time, with any directive from the government, their instructions must be followed. I would take the necessary steps to turn over all materials and copies of my work, as well as insure that nothing is left behind that could be used for a different purpose.

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You are a general practitioner and a mother comes into your office with her child who is complaining of flu-like symptoms. Upon entering the room, you ask the boy to remove his shirt and you notice a pattern of bruises on the boy's torso. You ask the mother where the bruises came from, and she tells you that they are from a procedure she performed on him known as "cao gio," which is also known as "coining." The procedure involves rubbing warm oils or gels on a person's skin with a coin or other flat metal object. The mother explains that cao gio is used to raise out bad blood, and improve circulation and healing. When you touch the boy's back with your stethoscope, he winces in pain from the bruises. You debate whether or not you should call Child Protective Services and report the mother. When should a physician step in to stop a cultural practice? Should the physician be concerned about alienating the mother and other people of her ethnicity from modern medicine?
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I believe it is the duty of a physician to promote the health of their patient and protect them from any form of harm. Whenever one culturally sensitive practice is known to cause harm then the physician should step in to stop it.

The practice of "cao gio" in this case may not cause the same level of harm as abuse, but the presence of bruises and the pain when pressing the back with a stethoscope is necessarily concerning. I believe that involving Child Protective Services in this case would be a valid option.

I think it's important to be aware of the impact of a physician's actions. Alienation from modern medicine can be a real concern when making a decision. That is why I would first try to have a conversation with the mother to discuss why she is using this cultural practice and explain the potential risks it may pose to her child's health. Maybe there can be a good compromise between the cultural practice and modern medicine. It's important to remember that doctors today face complex ethical dilemmas and need to make decisions on a case by case basis.

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There are two people in the next room that are in a conflict. Mediate the discussion and find a way to resolve the situation.
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If I were mediating a discussion between two people in conflict, I would begin by encouraging and creating a safe space for conversation. I would explain the importance of listening intently and without interruption to each person's perspective. Then, I would ask each person to speak in turn to create an understanding of both sides. After each person has had a chance to express their point of view, I would help them identify any common ground and ways to move forward. I would also help them explore different perspectives, looking for gaps or misunderstandings. Finally, I would collaborate with each person to develop a mutually beneficial resolution and create an action plan to ensure that the conflict is managed over time.

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What is the difference between HMOs and PPOs?
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HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) and PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations) are two different types of managed care. HMOs require members to receive healthcare services from designated healthcare providers, often in their own network, in exchange for lower rates. PPOs offer members more flexibility, as they have the option of selecting different practitioners or facilities outside of their designated network; however, they will usually incur higher out-of-pocket costs when they choose to do so. Both HMOs and PPOs allow members to receive preventative care, including physicals and screenings, with little or no cost. Ultimately, individuals will want to consider which plan works better for their lifestyle and budget when selecting health care coverage.

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Recently, the Prime Minister of Canada suggested the idea of deterrent fees (a small charge, say $10, which everyone who initiates a visit to a health professional would have to pay at the first contact) as a way to control health care costs. The assumption is that this will deter people from visiting their doctor for unnecessary reasons. Consider the broad implications of this policy for health and health care costs.
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I believe the idea of deterrent fees may be well-intentioned to help control health care costs, however, I do not think it is the solution to this issue. The proposed fee would create a financial barrier for some individuals to access care when they need it. This could further marginalize those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those in rural regions who may already have limited or no access to health services. This could lead to greater health disparities in Canada, as those who can’t afford the fee may forgo treatment that could have prevented unnecessary medical costs in the long run. Secondly, this policy could lead to people delaying necessary care for fear of the added cost and lead to more serious health problems that would cause greater strain on overall health care costs. In conclusion, though this policy may have the potential to help reduce health care costs, it may have far more serious implications with regards to health disparities in our country.

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Imagine you are the principal of a full fee paying school. There has been an allegation by members of the public of an incident in a park in which at least two senior students were seen verbally abusing a young person with intellectual impairment for the amusement of the group and other students. Two final year students are attending a hearing with you (their principal) to explain their actions in the incident. What are the issues that you (the principal) are likely to consider?
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As a doctor and principal, I recognize the severity of the allegations that have been made. I would consider a few key issues when handling this situation. First, I would assess the facts at hand. Was there a witness? What were the statements made? Based on the evidence at hand, I would need to determine the truth.

Second, no matter the outcome of the investigation, I would need to take disciplinary action to make sure this never happens again and to protect the safety of the students. This could range from suspension to removal from the school.

Third, I would ensure that all members of the school have a clear understanding of the school’s no-tolerance policy on bullying and abuse, and that it is understood that any such incidents will be dealt with strictly and fairly.

Finally, I would also extend my support and care to the victim of the incident to ensure that this never happens again and that the individual feels safe and supported. This goes beyond just physical safety, but also emotional and mental safety as well.

Ultimately, the goal would be to promote a sense of integrity and respect amongst the student body, and ensure that the students of the school recognize the importance of treating everyone with kindness and respect.

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The man who lives next door to you often rides his bicycle in the company of his two young children but without a helmet. In fact, on several occasions you have seen him riding with his helmet hanging by its straps from the handlebars. His young children sometimes wear a helmet, sometimes not. If the man fell off his bicycle and hurt his head in a way that would have been prevented if he had worn a helmet, would it be reasonable to ask him to contribute towards the treatment cost for his injury?
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I would not recommend asking the man to contribute towards the treatment cost for his injury if he had fallen off the bicycle and hurt his head. It's important to remember that no matter what he may or may not be doing, this man and his children are still our neighbors and should be treated with respect and compassion. In addition, if I were to ask him to contribute to the treatment cost for his injury and he were unable to pay for it, it could create a heavy financial burden for him and potential resentment towards me if I forced him to pay. As a physician, I believe it is my duty to advocate for the health and well-being of my patients, and I believe that the best approach for this issue would be to suggest to the man the importance of protecting himself and his children with helmets while riding their bicycles.

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Your best friend is an identical twin. The other twin has been sick with a variety of illnesses most of their lives. Several times, the other twin has been so ill that your best friend has supplied tissue (e.g., blood, bone marrow) sometimes to help their sibling stay alive. The other twin now needs a kidney transplant to stay alive. Their parents have assumed that your best friend will automatically donate the kidney as usual when tissue has been needed. However, your friend is now balking at this automatic assumption of donation and is considering saying „no‟. What would you say to your friend to convince him to donate the kidney?
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I understand how difficult it must be for your friend to make this decision. I would tell him that, by donating his kidney, he would be giving his sibling a chance to have a better, healthier life. If he is concerned about his own wellbeing and potential complications from the surgery, I would stress that the risks associated with donating a kidney are very low. As well, there are medical professionals who are highly trained and experienced in performing this type of operation in a safe manner.

I would also suggest that if your friend ultimately decides to donate, talking to a therapist or other professional that is knowledgeable in dealing with issues regarding organ donation might be beneficial. They could help your friend to process his/her feelings and explain what to expect throughout the entire process of the surgery and recovery.

Ultimately, this is a very personal decision, and I would tell your friend to listen to his/her heart and make a decision that he/she can feel good about.

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Do you think medicine should be more about changing behaviour to prevent disease or treating existing disease?
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I think medicine should strive to be inclusive of both preventative and curative care. By imparting preventative measures and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, we can significantly reduce the burden of chronic diseases that so greatly burden our population and healthcare system. We also must have effective treatments for existing conditions as cures for many medical conditions remain elusive in spite of our best efforts. Ultimately, I believe that a balance of both preventative and curative medicine is essential and that we should work together to ensure equitable care for all.

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A patient has just been diagnosed with cancer. The patient takes the news very badly and is concerned with pain and the immediate treatment. You know that is it extremely likely that the patient will die within 9 months regardless of course of treatment. What do you tell the patient, what are your ethical obligations, your legal obligations?
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My ethical and legal obligations are to provide truthful, clear, and compassionate information to the patient about their diagnosis and the potential course of action. I would emphasize the need to stay positive and to focus on the time they have remaining, while being prepared for the worst-case scenario.

I would explain that their cancer diagnosis is very serious and their life expectancy is limited. I would also explain the potential treatments and their prognosis, and also the potential therapies available to help manage pain associated with the illness.

On a personal and compassionate level, I would listen closely to the patient and help them talk through their options and fears. I would give them time to come to terms with the diagnosis, provide them with credible and accurate information, offer emotional support, and help them to consider their needs and wishes in the course of treatment.

Ultimately, I feel I have an ethical obligation to ensure that the patient is well informed and provided with the best possible care and support. My primary aim is to ensure the patient is well-informed of the risks and consequences of their treatments so that they can make the best decisions for themselves.

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