Interview assignment with health care professional Ofra Weisz
Student number: 2031213
Mobile number: 06 21865469
Amsterdam University College
Teachers: Prof. dr. Guy Widdershoven Drs. Suzanne Metselaar
Biographical background Mrs. M. is twenty five years old and got married three years ago. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and has a religious Jewish background. M. is studying medicine at the Amsterdam Medic Centrum. She is now in her sixth year, which means that she is almost a junior doctor. In the past two years M. has been doing rotations in different hospitals in Amsterdam where she worked as a co assistant. During this period she has encountered many ethical and moral dilemmas, which she finds very challenging and interesting. In the future M. would like to become a pediatrician, mainly because in that specialism you often get to work with psychosocial problems and moral dilemmas.
Moral dilemma’s M. described an interesting and difficult case which she experienced during her internship at the children department in the Academic Medic Centrum in Amsterdam. A child of five years old was brought to the hospital by his parents, with a suspected leg fracture. The medical team took full skeletal x-ray of the child, because he had also pain in other parts of his body. The team was shocked when they analyzed the x-ray results. It was clear that the child had a fracture in his leg but he also had twenty more fractures which appeared to be long standing. It was clear to members of the team that the child was being physically abused due to the multiple fractures that were in different stages of healing. After further research, by a pediatrician, a child psychiatrist and a specialized pedagogue, they concluded that it was the parents who were abusing their own child. The team of course wanted to do the best thing for the child, but they