Prescriptions and consultations
How to approach your second consultation with a patient. How to learn from what happened after your first prescription, what kind of patient you are dealing with, and what (and whether) to prescribe next.
I learned a lot about taking patient cases during my time as a Clinical Assistant at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. I had taken on this position during my half-day per week off from my GP practice, thinking I'd learn more about treating patients through homeopathy. However, things didn't work out exactly as I'd hoped.
To prescribe or not to prescribe?
In a couple of articles I have talked about how you might approach the second consultation with a patient and how you might interpret what the patient reports and the ways they describe their situation when they return. So now the question arises, do you prescribe on the second consultation and if so what?
In summary, there are three rules of thumb: