Friday, December 4, 2009

Starting and Ending With a Survey

Well, just as my day began with a strange marketing survey question, apparently it's going to end that way. I'm doing one tonight over the internet, and this question came up:

"When managing a male or female MS patient who wishes to become pregnant, what action do you typically take with their current MS medication?"

9 comments:

Beloved Parrot said...

I suspect that what they really mean is "a male or female MS patient who is trying to have a child."

Ain't English great?

Rachael said...

well, if it's a male patient wishing to become pregnant, you tell them to continue to medication and hope for a miracle, right?

Anonymous said...

I would advise the male to follow through with the psych referral I am giving him.

little d, S.N. said...

I would, as a nurse, gently explain to the male patient where babies come from. Then I would go find a doctor for a psych consult.

The Nalicoas Man said...

Estrogen. Lots and lots of estrogen.

Schrifter said...

All of the above of course another good example of stupidity but I have only one argument into their defense...nope, no just another example, let's take ipledge system - does it make sense, the verification process of being not pregnant for male patient as well as for female?

Dragonfly said...

Refer them to one of those surgeons who does gender reassignment. And leave the dosage as it is :-)

Mimi said...

This is just the logical progression from stupid comments like "we're trying to get pregnant" or the announcement "we're pregnant." At times I try to point out to the man the biological impossibility of his statement, other times I just roll my eyes.

pharmacy chick said...

If it was a male, I'd probably say "Alert the media". LOL

 
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