Part A (Just answer questions)

Imagine that you are a dermatologist. You are in line at the supermarket and notice the person in front of you has a large black growth on their arm. Based on its appearance, you suspect that it may be a melanoma.

  • Should you say something to the person?
  • Given that this person is not your patient, what are your legal and ethical responsibilities?  Support your answer with information on your local laws. What does the Hippocratic Oath require?
  • If you do choose to say something, how do you think your comment will be received? Will the person be grateful for your advice or offended?
  • Would your actions change if the lesion was in a location that would be less obvious to the patient, like on the back of the neck?

Part B Unit II Case Study 

Instructions (ONE PAGE ESSAY)

Jeremy Dale is a 30-year-old recreational sports enthusiast and likes to play soccer and baseball on his days off from work. He mentions to you, his co-worker, that he thinks he might have sprained his ankle over the weekend while playing soccer with some friends. He says it is swollen and very painful today and asks whether you think he should see a doctor or just wait for it to get better.

What might be some good recommendations for you to give Jeremy about his sports injury?

What could you tell him in general about minor sports injuries? How could he determine that it is a sprain or a strain? Should he apply ice and elevate or compress the injured ankle? Is it too late for that treatment to be helpful?

Your response should be at least one page in length. Include at least one reference to support your work in APA style. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.Hide