Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2010 Step 2CK Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....
This episode is based on Question 36 on page 35 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam. Learning Objectives - the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:
- Understand when an AMA (Against Medical Advice) form is necessary
- Define a legal guardian
- Know the utility of asking a psychiatrist if a patient is capable of making choices for themselves
- Explain the medical value of autonomy
- Understand when to choose the value of autonomy over that of beneficence