Saturday, 4 May 2019

The Use of Force questions and answers




1. What was the condition of the parents on the arrival of the doctor?
On the arrival of the doctor, the condition of the parents was not good. They seemed to be worried and nervous. They looked suspicious and distrustful of the doctor when he met them. Their only child was sick and they were quite restless and anxious.
2. What was the behaviour of the child with the doctor?
The behaviour of the child with the doctor was not good. She did not promptly respond to the instruction of the doctor. She remained unmoved and non-cooperative. She was staring at him angrily. She resisted his treatment aggressively. She fought with him and broke his glasses.
3. She had a fever for three days, hadn’t she?
Yes, she had a fever for three days. Her father told the doctor about it. The parents tried to tell the doctor about the serious condition of her. But, the doctor had to check her to diagnose the real cause of her illness. The parents expected him to tell them everything about her illness.
4. Did the girl change her expression when the doctor said, “Does your throat hurt you?”
The girl did not change her expression. She was staring at the doctor continuously. She seemed to be afraid of him. She resisted strongly when he tried to check her. She became quite angry and aggressive. She tried her best to keep him away from her. She was rebuked by her parents for her misbehaviour with him.
5. Why did the doctor call the sick girl by her first name?
The doctor called the sick girl by her first name out of love and affection for the child. She was not responding to him. She was resisting his treatment. The doctor showed love and kindness to the child to persuade her to open her mouth. But, she remained unmoved.
6. Did the sick girl promptly respond to the instruction of the doctor?
The sick girl did not promptly respond to the instruction of the doctor. She remained unmoved and non-cooperative. She was staring at him angrily. She resisted his treatment aggressively. She fought with him and broke his glasses.
7. Why did the parents rebuke her?
The parents rebuked her for her misbehaviour with the doctor. She was becoming rude and harsh. She broke his glasses. She was fighting with him. She was crying and shouting loudly. Her behaviour was shameful and she created embarrassment for her parents.
8. What was the threat of the doctor to the child if she did not show her throat?
The child was resisting medical treatment strongly. The doctor threatened her that he would have to use force to open her mouth if she did not show her throat. And that she might die of diphtheria. It was necessary to force the child to open her mouth for her safety and protection. Being a child, she was unaware of the danger she was in.
9. Why did she break the wooden blade?
She was resisting medical treatment and did not let the doctor open her mouth. She was quite aggressive and angry. She was crying in pain. The doctor tried to open her mouth with the wooden blade but she broke it into pieces in anger. She wanted to run away from the doctor.
10. What was the condition of the tonsils of the sick girl?
The tonsils of the sick girl were in a very bad condition. They were covered with membrane. These were the real cause of her sickness. She was suffering from diphtheria. She was absorbing considerable amount of poison because of these tonsils. At last, the doctor came to know of her sickness.

Long textual questions and answers.
1. How did the child look by appearance?
The child was very attractive. Her beauty was matchless. She was as strong as a heifer. She had magnificent thick blonde hair. She could be photographed and reproduced in photo sections of newspapers.
2. Why did the parents keep the sick child in the kitchen?
The parents kept the sick child in the kitchen where the atmosphere was warm. She was very ill and damp atmosphere was not suitable for her. The parents were very afraid of her serious condition and they took extreme care to provide her safe and comfortable environment.
3. How did the doctor succeed in examining her throat?
The doctor faced tough resistance from the child. She did not open her mouth. She fought very hard with the doctor to keep her mouth closed. However, it was necessary to open her mouth to diagnose her disease. The doctor used force and overpowered her neck and jaws. He then used a heavy silver spoon and forced it back of her teeth and down her throat till she gagged. He was able to see tonsils in her throat.
4. Describe the feelings of the doctor in his struggle to diagnose the disease.
The doctor had mixed feelings in his struggle to diagnose the disease. In the beginning, he behaved politely and kindly with the child. He tried his best to treat the child with love and affection. But, the child did not respond. She remained non-cooperative and aggressive. She even broke his glasses. Then, the doctor got angry. He was in rage. He wanted to tear the child into pieces in his anger. He used force and overpowered the child for treatment.
5. Compare and contrast the conduct of a healthy child and a sick child.
The conduct of a healthy child is good and normal while the conduct of a sick child is bad and abnormal. A healthy child behaves well and is co-operative while a sick child misbehaves and is non-cooperative. A healthy child is obedient and polite while a sick child is aggressive and harsh. A healthy child smiles and plays while a sick child weeps and cries.

6. Under what circumstances can the use of force be justified?
The use of force can be justified when the health and safety of a patient is involved. Life is very precious and health is wealth. Sometimes a sick patient may resist medical treatment, we need to use force for his or her protection and recovery. Therefore, the use of force is justified in the interest of the resisting patients.

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