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someduck3There was a question about this in Uworld. for *stubborn* patients who are "not ready to quit" just yet you use the motivational approach. The technique acronym is OARS: Open ended questions, Affirmation, Reflect, Summarize. +72019-06-02T16:36:24Z
yotsubatoAdditionally the guy himself says "I know smoking is bad for me" Like he knows its bad, he doesnt care, but give him nicotine replacement and maybe he'll quit... +52019-06-14T11:33:34Z
usmleuser007I didn't think nicotine replacement was a good answer choice b/c if he isn't ready to quit then why would he agree to use alternatives. +2019-06-16T19:15:20Z
usmleuser007People who smoke and are addicted like the feel of the cigs and environmental ques. Using replacements would be more challenging. The second best answer choice would have been Rx.+2019-06-16T19:17:24Z
titanesxviwhy not detail the long-therm health effects of smoking?+2019-09-04T19:18:27Z
seracen@ titanesxvi: I assume because they always like the most "open ended" response.
If you start detailing the long term effects, the patient might interpret that as attempting to convince, and might resist or feel pressured. By having the patient elucidate what they consider pros and cons, you allow it to be an open discussion.+2019-09-25T20:06:25Z
suckitnbmeAlso because the patient states he already knows smoking hurts him in the long run so it may come off as lecturing on something he already knows. I view this as what is the least-judgmental way to facilitate the patient moving on to the next step of the stages of change model largely of their own volition.+22020-01-11T19:34:24Z
usmlehulki choose the option c which is initiate a pulmunary function test. why is that a wrong choice?+32020-01-13T14:49:51Z
makinallkindzofgainz@usmlehulk - he's asymptomatic, knows it is not good for him in the long run, but is not quite ready to make a change. It is best to talk with him about the pros/cons of cessation so that maybe he will make the decision to quit smoking soon.
Ordering a pulmonary function test is not going to be useful. Let's say it's decreased. Ok, so what? It doesn't change management in this patient right now.+12020-01-25T18:24:06Z
rainladThink of it as motivational interviewing+12020-01-26T22:27:03Z
tulsigabbardStill don't like the answer given that the patient already stated that he knows that it can do him harm in the long run. It seems like overkill. +42020-01-29T05:03:29Z
destinedfx^ you're right but doctors are socially retarded at times+2020-08-25T03:53:18Z