Maria was surprised to see her colleague Anna in the witness waiting room outside of the courtroom. « I'm here to testify about a patient I treated » Anna explained « and I'm nervous. » Maria said I'm here as an expert witness, probably on the same case.
I think I saw a copy of your chart.
I always get nervous before testifying as well, but I always find the rehearsal helps me a lot. « »Rehearsal, what's that ? « Maria explained how, before the hearing, she had met with the lawyer, gone over the questions she would be asked, the answers she would give and the likely areas of cross-examination. »Isn't that cheating ?
I thought it was improper to discuss what you are going to say in court before you got on the witness stand ? « Anna asked. »Oh no, its quite usual.
You just need to have your patient's consent if you are talking about a patient you treated. « »I wish I had known that « Anna responded »I had a lot of questions I would have liked answered .
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Traitement, Législation, Procédure, Relation médecin malade, Expertise médicale, Homme, Chiropraxie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Professional practice, Treatment, Legislation, Procedure, Physician patient relation, Medical expertise, Human
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Cote : 98-0276528
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 27/11/1998.