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A doctor is developing a treatment plan for a patient that involves balancing the patient’s medications, procedures, and overall quality of life. The patient has stated that while the optimal outcome is full remission, she is unwilling to compromise her abilities to complete everyday tasks, especially driving around town and gardening.

If true, which of the following would most influence the doctor’s decision to scale back the patient’s medications?


The medications are preventing the patient from sleeping as well as usual.


The medications are causing swelling in the patient’s extremities.


The medications are inducing a state of euphoria in the patient.


The medications are effectively managing the patients’ symptoms.


The medications are inducing mild anxiety in the patient.

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