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The surgeon talks to a patient prior to a surgical procedure and stops by the nurses station to ask you to get the consent form signed; you go into

The surgeon talks to a patient prior to a surgical procedure and stops by the nurses station to ask you to get the consent form signed; you go into the patient's room and see the patient getting out of bed and he says, "I've changed my mind. I'm getting out of here!" What is the most appropriate action for you to take and why?


A teen-age girl has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has been given only weeks or months to live; her parents feel guilty and want everything done; the oncologist has told the health care team that chemo-therapy will not help the girl and will, instead, wreck her immune system and cause her pain; the girl, legally a minor, cannot make a treatment decision that differs from her parents' decision; she calls you to her bedside and begs you to arrange for her to go home and says she doesn't want any more therapy; what is most appropriate for you to do? why?


A young woman delivers a baby by C-section; the baby is healthy; the woman develops a bleeding complication and starts to bleed copiously; the OB says to the woman, "we need to transfuse you to save your life." And she says, "No because I am a devout Jehovah Witness." You are the nurse in attendance; what would you do?


A patient with a DNR bracelet shows up at the emergency room clearly suffering from a heart attack; what should the ER ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) team do?


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i).The best action that the surgeon can take is to counsel the patient and encourage him just to take the surgery procedure.... View the full answer

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