Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Consciousness Raising Exercise #20

Suppose you are a working up a patient who has been brought to the Emergency Room in a state of intoxication. As the patient becomes more unruly, he starts screaming epithets at you.

Just as the security guard enters the examining room, the patient screams:

"Get your goddamn, motherfucking hands off me before I sue you and this hospital for every fucking cent you've got!"

The patient then gets up off the gurney and storms out of the Emergency Department without signing a release.

In 150 words or less, dictate the "Final Diagnosis" and "Disposition" sections of your report on this patient:

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