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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds MELANIA TUDORICA: As you may remember, we saw Anna in pain during her run. It looked like she had very bad cramps. Let’s find out how she’s doing.

Skip to 0 minutes and 15 seconds ANNA: Hi, this is Anna. I would like to make an appointment with my GP.

Skip to 0 minutes and 21 seconds Yeah, I went running this morning, and I had really bad cramps. I was nauseous, and lightheaded still. OK.

Skip to 0 minutes and 32 seconds My date of birth is 8 March 1992. Last name Petersen. All right. Have a good day. Thank you. Bye.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds GP: Anna, I heard you had pains in your abdomen during running. Could you explain to me exactly how that went?

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds ANNA: I went running, and suddenly I had really bad cramps. I still don’t feel OK. I’m very nauseous and lightheaded. I don’t know what’s wrong.

Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds GP: OK. In that regard, I would like to check your temperature and your heart rate.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 seconds ANNA: OK.

Skip to 1 minute and 10 seconds GP: Yes. Mhm. You have an elevated heart rate and also a bit of a temperature. [GROANING] What are you feeling?

Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds ANNA: I don’t know. It’s like something is stabbing me in the stomach.

Skip to 1 minute and 25 seconds GP: When’s the last time you had your period, if I may ask?

Skip to 1 minute and 29 seconds ANNA: I don’t know. I’ve been so busy.

Skip to 1 minute and 31 seconds GP: Might there be a possibility that you’re pregnant?

Skip to 1 minute and 35 seconds ANNA: It might be. I don’t know.

Skip to 1 minute and 38 seconds GP: We could run a few tests, just to make sure. And we’ll return to that later.

Skip to 1 minute and 46 seconds So, Anna, I think congratulations are in order.

Skip to 1 minute and 49 seconds ANNA: Thank you, but I’m still a little bit in shock.

Skip to 1 minute and 52 seconds GP: Yeah. And as regards your elevated heart rate and your temperature, I think it’s wise if you meet the gynaecologist. They will do some further tests just to make sure. And I’m writing you a reference letter.

Skip to 2 minutes and 20 seconds If you pass this on to the gynaecologist, they will know everything they need to know.

Skip to 2 minutes and 31 seconds Take care, Anna.

Skip to 2 minutes and 41 seconds ANNA: Hi.

Skip to 2 minutes and 42 seconds RECEPTIONIST: Hi. [INTERPOSING VOICES]

Skip to 2 minutes and 44 seconds ANNA: Hi. I’m Anna. I got a reference letter from my GP.

Skip to 2 minutes and 48 seconds RECEPTIONIST: OK. Do you have a hospital form already from this hospital?

Skip to 2 minutes and 52 seconds ANNA: No, I don’t have one yet.

Skip to 2 minutes and 54 seconds RECEPTIONIST: OK. I’ll make one for you. Do you have an insurance card and ID card with you?

Skip to 3 minutes and 1 second ANNA: I do.

Skip to 3 minutes and 5 seconds RECEPTIONIST: Yeah. I’ll get you registered.

Skip to 3 minutes and 8 seconds ANNA: Thank you.

Skip to 3 minutes and 23 seconds RECEPTIONIST: OK, very good.

Skip to 3 minutes and 31 seconds This is the patient card. You need to– every time you visit here in the hospital, you need these cards.

Skip to 3 minutes and 39 seconds Here you are.

Skip to 3 minutes and 40 seconds ANNA: Thank you so much.

Skip to 3 minutes and 41 seconds RECEPTIONIST: OK, if you go here around the corner, you go straight ahead, then you see number 10. Now you have to go for your appointments.

Skip to 3 minutes and 48 seconds ANNA: OK, thank you so much.

Skip to 3 minutes and 50 seconds RECEPTIONIST: You’re welcome.

Skip to 3 minutes and 51 seconds ANNA: OK, bye.

Skip to 3 minutes and 52 seconds RECEPTIONIST: Bye.

Skip to 3 minutes and 55 seconds ANNA: Hey.

Skip to 3 minutes and 56 seconds RECEPTIONIST: Hi.

Skip to 3 minutes and 56 seconds ANNA: I have an appointment here.

Skip to 3 minutes and 58 seconds RECEPTIONIST: Oh, let me see.

Skip to 4 minutes and 3 seconds CHANTAL: Hey, hi.

Skip to 4 minutes and 4 seconds ANNA: Oh, hi.

Skip to 4 minutes and 7 seconds RECEPTIONIST: Card back. The doctor will be with you in one moment. So you can take a seat over there.

Skip to 4 minutes and 12 seconds ANNA: OK, thank you.

Skip to 4 minutes and 18 seconds DOCTOR: Well, twin pregnancy. Congratulations. This is the one baby, and this is the other one.

Skip to 4 minutes and 23 seconds ANNA: Yeah. Thank you so much. I’m still a little bit in shock. I mean pregnant with twins?

Skip to 4 minutes and 29 seconds DOCTOR: It’s exciting, and it’s double the fun. It’s worth the effort. Regarding the cramps that you came in with, these are normal in pregnancy, especially during exercise, but I would advise to take it a bit easy. And enjoy your pregnancy and get prepare for those twins.

When did Anna give her consent?

Take another look at the first part of Anna’s medical voyage. Can you identify if Anna gave consent to processing her health data to her GP, at the hospital or when downloading the running app?

Discuss with other learners and explain your reasoning on the following questions:

  • Is informed consent for the running app enough or is explicit consent necessary for processing health data?

  • Is explicit consent valid if privacy policies are not read?

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