Ethical scenarios

Our ethical scenarios show how our Guidance for professional practice can be applied in practice and help you think about some of the wider issues involved in the practice of optometry.

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Each of our growing collection of tailor-made scenarios comes with multiple choice questions and a full explanation of the answers. College members can access a comprehensive commentary written by our clinical advisers.

 

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36. A case of mistaken identity

35. Refusing to see a patient

34. Compulsory enhanced diagnostic tests

33. Telling the patient: a matter of understanding

32. Acting with honesty and integrity

31. Supervising dispensing

30. A data protection conundrum

29. Re-examination interval of a diabetic patient

28. Dispensing an external prescription

27. Accepting gifts

26. Acting openly and honestly when mistakes are made

25. Working with the patient to minimise their risk of harm

24. Patient refusing NCT

23. Intermediate add for outside prescription

22. Safeguarding

21. Giving contact lens specification to prisoner's mother

20. Re-examination of patients seen by hospital eye service

19. Communication with patients

18. Re-examination after referral

17. Second opinion

16. Patient does not attend dilation appointment

15. Prescribing monovision specs

14. Parent fails to bring child in for cycloplegic refraction

13. Prescribing for patient with cataract and myopic shift

12. Examination of someone with a red eye

11. Spectacle supply to overseas prescription

10. Recall frequency for patient with glaucoma

9. Contact lens checkup for patient wearing lenses bought online

8. Non tolerance to outside prescription

7. Emergency examination

6. Seeing patient who takes his prescription elsewhere

5. Confidentiality

4. Sight test on child without parent present

3. Spectacle supply to old prescription

2. Contact lens supply

1. Referral

 

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