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# Patient: Doctor, I read an article that claimed that the

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14 Dec 2003, 12:25
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Patient: Doctor, I read an article that claimed that the first few hours after birth are very important to establishing a mother-infant bond, which is the first step in building a healthy relationship. Can you assure me that my relationship with my baby has not been permanently harmed by our separation for several days after his birth?

Physician: Your relationship with your child has not been harmed by the separation. Mother-infant bonding is not like an ┬б┬░instant glue┬б┬▒ that cements your relationship forever. Having your infant with you during the period immediately after birth does give your relationship a head start, but many factors are involved in building a strong and lasting relationship between a mother and her child.

The doctor does which one of the following in her reply to her patient?

(A) She rejects an analogy in an attempt to reduce the patient┬б┬пs concern.

(B) She cites evidence to show that the patient┬б┬пs worry is unfounded.

(C) She misinterprets the patient┬б┬пs explanation of her concern.

(D) She establishes that the article that the patient read was in error.

(E) She names other factors that are more important in creating a mother-infant bond.
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14 Dec 2003, 16:43
C
the patient founded her views on "...which is the first step in building a healthy relationship" doc sees other factors that might be involved, ignoring the central point of concern.
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15 Dec 2003, 07:21
I prefer B
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15 Dec 2003, 08:30
I also vote for A.

Is this a democracy now?
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16 Dec 2003, 02:11
Till we get the official answer, let's give some reasoning too.

I prefer B because:

B) She cites evidence to show that the patient┬б┬пs worry is unfounded

Physician is pointing out that separation can not cause a permnanent damage, it is important for a good start only, and there are many other factors that influence the building of relationship. And what he says does not contradict to the article.
In fact, he is stressing on what was said in the article
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16 Dec 2003, 03:42
gmatblast wrote:
Patient: Doctor, I read an article that claimed that the first few hours after birth are very important to establishing a mother-infant bond, which is the first step in building a healthy relationship. Can you assure me that my relationship with my baby has not been permanently harmed by our separation for several days after his birth?

Physician: Your relationship with your child has not been harmed by the separation. Mother-infant bonding is not like an instant glue that cements your relationship forever. Having your infant with you during the period immediately after birth does give your relationship a head start, but many factors are involved in building a strong and lasting relationship between a mother and her child.

The doctor does which one of the following in her reply to her patient?

(A) She rejects an analogy in an attempt to reduce the patient┬б┬пs concern.

(B) She cites evidence to show that the patient┬б┬пs worry is unfounded.

(C) She misinterprets the patient┬б┬пs explanation of her concern.

(D) She establishes that the article that the patient read was in error.

(E) She names other factors that are more important in creating a mother-infant bond.

guys

there cant be a better answer than A.

E is really close...but A seems to be it.

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(A) She rejects an analogy in an attempt to reduce the patient┬б┬пs concern.

analogy : bonding compared to a glue

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(B) She cites evidence to show that the patient┬б┬пs worry is unfounded.

wheres the evidence at?

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(C) She misinterprets the patient┬б┬пs explanation of her concern.

wheres the misinterpretation at?
the doctor offers a clear explanation that the relationship is not damaged

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(D) She establishes that the article that the patient read was in error.

She in fact supports the article, she says "does give the relationship a headstart" ..so she is not establishing an error in the article

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(E) She names other factors that are more important in creating a mother-infant bond.

" more important" nope..i dont think she mentions more important.
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How do you reject an analogy? [#permalink]

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30 Jan 2004, 12:54
Guys

I don't know wheather I'm over reacting or missing the obvious,
but the answer choice A seems not correct.

Here is my explanation.

Doctor: Mother-infant bonding is not like an тАЬinstant glueтАЭ that cements your relationship forever.

Here doctor compares bonding with glue. So, she uses an analogy.
It ia negative comparsion ( not like), nonetheless, it is an analogy.
IMO, doctor uses an anlogy to calm a patient, not reject an analogy.
If the patient used an analogy, and the doctor refuted it,
then we can say the doctor rejected the analogy.

What am I missing?
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Re: How do you reject an analogy? [#permalink]

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30 Jan 2004, 13:02
Guys

I don't know wheather I'm over reacting or missing the obvious,
but the answer choice A seems not correct.

Here is my explanation.

Doctor: Mother-infant bonding is not like an тАЬinstant glueтАЭ that cements your relationship forever.

Here doctor compares bonding with glue. So, she uses an analogy.
It ia negative comparsion ( not like), nonetheless, it is an analogy.
IMO, doctor uses an anlogy to calm a patient, not reject an analogy.
If the patient used an analogy, and the doctor refuted it,
then we can say the doctor rejected the analogy.

What am I missing?

No one says that the patient made the analogy. The doctor made the analogy that she thought was relevant to patient's anxiety, then rejected her own analogy to reassure the patient. Nothing wrong with that. I concur with A as answer.
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Re: Patient: Doctor, I read an article that claimed that the [#permalink]

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14 Apr 2016, 04:46
I'm pretty confident that A is right answer.
Re: Patient: Doctor, I read an article that claimed that the   [#permalink] 14 Apr 2016, 04:46
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