During the preexamination interview, you notice some cuts on an adult patient's arm that you suspect might be signs of abuse or even of attempted suicide. You try to ask the patient about it, but the patient doesn't want to talk to you. What should you do?
A Press the patient and explain how important it is that all your questions be answered
B Call the police immediately and report that you have a victim of abuse to whom they need to talk
C Tell the examining physician, and prepare a list of community resources that can provide advice ad support to the patient even if the patient is not ready to talk to you
D Ignore the problem, because the patient obviously does not want to talk about it, and go on with assisting the physician as if you didn't see anything
E Transfer the patientto a mental institution and notify immediate family members