Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Step1 Test Prep Serices was created by second-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the MS2 Aging Block of Systems Disorders II. It was developed as part of the REynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in the series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2010 Step1 Sample Exam, available from http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri...
The second-year medical student studying for the Step1 exam should be able to:
- Discuss the appropriateness of paternalism in medicine
- Describe the ethical implications of a physician practicing paternalism in their practice
- Understand the importance of advanced directives in the case of end-of-life care and the ethical dilemmas faced by family when an advanced directive is non-existent.