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Overnight, the registered nurse is busy with several clients. He fails to complete proper assessment when Jasmine complains of feeling unwell.

Overnight, the registered nurse is busy with several clients. He fails to complete proper assessment when Jasmine complains of feeling unwell. Eventually the on-call medic is alerted and Jasmine is taken to intensive care for monitoring. Jasmine's partner is called and asked whether he is a power of attorney (POA) for Jasmine as she is deteriorating.

  In what circumstances might a POA be used and what authority might they have?

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Power of attorney is a legal authority given to an individual by a principal who is not in position to make decisions. This... View the full answer

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