You are an FY2 doctor on a busy surgical ward round. The consultant is teaching the medical student about ascites. After reviewing a patient with ascites, the consultant asks if the male medical student can examine her abdomen. You are aware that this lady has limited understanding of English and although she nods politely, she seems uncomfortable when the medical student asks for consent to examine her abdomen. Do you:
Rank the following actions in order from the most appropriate (1) to the least appropriate (4) in this situation.