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A Confused Father

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

A Confused Father

Taught by Professor Roy Benaroch | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Dr. Benaroch concludes this lecture series with an elderly patient who has frequent confusion and forgetfulness. Is the most obvious diagnosis the correct one? Then, he sums up the many lessons you’ve learned throughout the course, both about being a good doctor and a good patient.

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s********m
July 26, 2017
This really is an excellent series and one that I would recommend for professionals in the field AND to patients. It shows in detail how the process of examining an illness is [in part] educated guessing. No one can be expected to know everything including a doctor. Expecting a superman or superwoman is not realistic. Work with the professional: help them out. Also I would very much like to see a series on Medical studies. I think understanding how that process works would be very helpful. Again this presentation was excellent. Kudos to the doctor.

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d********m
June 16, 2017
As a retired physician I enjoyed this series very much.For the most part I would have done exactly what was described in the cases presented, (1 exception was the last case where I would not have abruptly stopped the antidepressant but would have tapered the dose down). One tip that I did not hear but I think is vital for those that are thinking of entering the medical field is this- Always listen to your NURSES and TECHS! They are with the patient for many hours a day whereas you might have 15 minutes on rounds. Doctors are not God, we need to accept advice and comments when offered. Overall an Outstanding course.

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t********m
April 9, 2017

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