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Playing doctors

Monday, January 25th, 2010

We are going to do a little role-playing.  Here are two scenarios:

You are a new mother of a 2 week old baby.  Throughout your pregnancy you read a lot about breastfeeding vs bottle-feeding.  At your first doctor’s appointment since giving birth, the doctor asks you which method you have chosen, and why, and how it is going.  Script the conversation between you and the doctor.  Do some research to find out the composition of breast and bottle milk, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of your chosen method.  Include ethical and social issues as well as medical ones.

You are a doctor who has recently confirmed a diagnosis of type II diabetes for a particular patient.  Script a conversation between you and your patient that includes what the causes and symptoms are, the relevance of ethnicity, what the dangers are, and any dietary advice (with justification).