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Lactation Consultant Exam Prep

Category - Lactation Consultant

You are scheduled to be part of a patient case conference for your breastfeeding client. Doctors, nurses, dieticians and you will be attending the conference to determine the best discharge plan for your breastfeeding client. What should you say and do during this conference?

  1. You should not say anything because you are ethically required to maintain the confidentiality of all medical information.
  2. Inform the team that you are only a lactation consultant so you have nothing to add to the discussion.
  3. Actively collaborate and consult with other members of the healthcare team after you have received client consent.
  4. You should tell the entire team of doctors, nurses, and dieticians that they should not have asked you to attend at all.
Answer and Explanation

Your answer: -
Answer: C - You should actively collaborate and consult with other members of the healthcare team after you have received client consent. Lactation consultants are members of the healthcare team and it is the responsibility of the lactation consultant to communicate with, and share information with, other members of the healthcare team; however, you must have client consent or you are violating laws and ethical principles relating to privacy and confidentiality.