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OET Reading – The O1 Method

O1 METHOD – “ORDER”

Sometimes you find it very hard to understand the question because of too many “characters”. Look at the question below. You will have to deal with four characters in this:

  1. The Patient (A)
  2. The Patient’s Physician (B)
  3. The Impaired Physician’s Physician (C).
  4. Someone other than B and C (D).

Look at the Question

What does ethical code recommend to protect the patients of an impaired physician?

  1. The physician of the impaired physician should not evaluate the impaired physician’s progress;
  2. The physician of the impaired physician should not treat the impaired physician’s patients;
  3. The physician of the impaired physician should monitor the impaired physician’s fitness to work.

Look at the Extract

Extract from Ethics Manual: Impaired Physician;

Every physician is responsible for protecting patients from an impaired physician and for assisting an impaired colleague. Fear of mistake, embarrassment, or possible litigation should not deter or delay identification of an impaired colleague. The identifying physician may find it helpful and prudent to seek counsel from a designated institutional official, the departmental chair, or a senior member of the staff or the community. Although the legal responsibility to do so varies among countries, there is a clear ethical responsibility to report a physician who seems to be impaired to an appropriate authority. Physicians and health care institutions should assist impaired colleagues in getting appropriate treatment. While undergoing therapy, the impaired physician is entitled to full confidentiality as in any other patient-physician relationship. To protect patients of the impaired physician, someone other than the physician of the impaired physician must monitor the impaired physician’s fitness to work. Serious conflicts may occur if the treating physician tries to fill both roles.

Proceed to the Questions now!

  • L1 Questions
  • Final Question.

  • Question of

    Impaired means:

    • Having no pair
    • Deaf
    • Damaged
  • Question of

    Litigation is a _______ procedure.

    • medical
    • legal
    • religious
  • Question of

    Deter means:

    • Encourage
    • Discourage
    • Elevate
  • Question of

    A prudent decision is a _______ decision.

    • ethical
    • unethical
    • wise
  • Question of

    Departmental chair means ______.

    • head of a department
    • chairs used in departments
    • colors assigned to chairs in different departments
  • Question of

    What does ethical code recommend to protect the patients of an impaired physician?

    • The physician of the impaired physician should not evaluate the impaired physician’s progress;
    • The physician of the impaired physician should not treat the impaired physician’s patients;
    • The physician of the impaired physician should monitor the impaired physician’s fitness to work.

Written by Biju John

Love for English begins with understanding its unknown rules. Biju John lives on the internet, teaching OET, IELTS and PTE. More than a million students have thanked him from their heart.

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