You are an FY2 Doctor on a surgical ward. Your team have just seen an elderly Asian man on the busy ward round who understands limited English. Your consultant has just gained written consent from him for an incision and drainage of an abscess scheduled for tomorrow.
His son who usually translates was not present during the round. You are concerned as to whether the patient fully understood what was being said. Do you:
Rank the following actions in order from the most appropriate (1) to the least appropriate (5) in this situation.