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Advocate for appropriate women’s health care

Learner Task: Counsel the patient about why you are not recommending a mammogram at this time.
Educator Checklist: Counsel Patient about Unnecessary Mammogram
Mark the appropriate column to indicate whether the learner included each element in his or her response. When completed, tally the “Included” column to calculate the learner’s score.

Included =1 Not Included =0
Use patient centered language
Discusses recommended age of mammogram screening onset (40, 45 or 50 acceptable depending on cited guideline)
Discussed low risk of breast cancer for women <40
Discussed low risk due to negative family history
Discusses risks of false positives for women <40
Offers annual clinical breast exam