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Edith Diagnosis And Care Case Study

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The social context influencing Edith’s diagnosis and care began in the emergency room. Depending on the hospital and the time of day there is not always a radiologist available to read CT scans for the emergency room doctors so often they are left to interpret the scans themselves. Unfortunately, this may have been the case for Edith’s scan, therefore eliminating a positive social influence to help check for errors (pg.97). The ER doctor would have benefited from getting another perspective on the scan. Another physician may have focused more on the basal ganglia infract and less on the deterioration of Edith’s white matter of her brain.

Again, another social context that influenced Edith’s diagnosis and care was related to
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