OET Role Play 16

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SPEAKING SUB – TEST

ROLE PLAYER’S CARD

NURSING SETTING / Hospital / PATIENT

You are 55 years old. You have End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and your health is steadily deteriorating. You are an   inpatient in a Renal Ward and feeling lonely and depressed. You are reluctant to talk about your situation as you are scared. You require dialysis three times a week and are on a kidney transplant waiting list

Task

  • With reluctance, slowly explain your fears about your condition.
  • Tell the nurse you hate having dialysis and feel that a donor will never be found in time.
  • Demand to be nominated as Not for Resuscitation (NFR) if you have a cardiac arrest.
  • Reluctantly agree to see a counselor.
  • Tell the nurse that you want to be able to die with dignity with your family present.

CANDIDATE’S CARD

NURSING SETTING / Hospital  / NURSE

You patient is 55 years old. He/ She has End – stage Renal Disease (ESRD). You see his/her health is steadily deteriorating. The patient is an inpatient on your Renal Ward and you notice he/she appears lonely and depressed. He/she requires dialysis three times per week and is a candidate for a renal transplant.

Task

  • Ask the patient to tell you how he/she is feeling.
  • Encourage the patient to talk about his/her fears about the condition.
  • Inform the patient that without dialysis he/she would suffer more.
  • Reassure the patient that there is always hope a donor will be found in time.
  • Suggest that a counselor be consulted to support the patient’s decision to be listed as Not for Resuscitation (NFR).
  • Provide reassurance that, if he/she wants to put his/her request in writing, it is hospital policy for staff to respect that, and having the family present is important.
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