Patient Compliance Scenarios
Dr. Ward is explaining an asthma regimen to Carolyn's mother.
"She will have to take this medicine twice a day and carry this other inhaler in case of emergencies."
The mother starts to ask questions about the medication, but the doctor's phone rings. He excuses himself and is engrossed in a serious conversation about a medical situation. Carolyn's mother continues to dress the child, as the examination is over. After a few minutes, she tries to get the doctor's attention to complete the conversation.