Incarceration and Correctional Health Care
136 ballots recorded

"A patient in a county jail shows symptoms of possible cognitive impairment. Should his physician inform the patientís legal counsel?"
"Yes, even if the patient does not consent or lacks capacity to consent." 29% (40)
"Yes, but only with the patientís consent." 48% (65)
"The physician should inform the patient but not the patientís legal counsel." 13% (18)
"A patient in a prison refuses her diabetes injection unless she gets gabapentin for back pain. How should her physician respond?"
"Tell the patient she cannot prescribe gabapentin and encourage her to resume her diabetes injections." 62% (84)
"Prescribe gabapentin, since it is medically indicated, based on her history of back pain." 36% (49)

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