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A client asks to be discharged from the health care facility against medical advice (AMA).

What should the nurse do first?<br/>
A client asks to be discharged from the health care facility against medical advice (AMA).

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A. Prevent the client from leaving.
B. Notify the physician.
C. Have the client sign an AMA form.
D. Call a security guard to help detain the client.

This question is part of basic physical care (part 1)

Asked by Popo, Last updated: Aug 11, 2020

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Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Dec 18, 2018

Many people hate going to the hospital. Some people are more willing to accept the care and put up with the pain and aggravation while at a hospital. Other people are not willing to accept it. Sometimes, there are times when family members get their father or other member to go to the hospital because they are concerned by them.

Keeping that family member there is another problem. Many times, this family member will leave the hospital early. It sometimes helps when a nurse or other health care worker talks to the patient to convince them to stay. If the member of the family refuses to stay even if it is against medical advice, then the nurse must notify the physician.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Notify the physician.-rationale: if a client requests a discharge ama, the nurse should notify the physician immediately. if the physician cant convince the client to stay, the physician will ask the client to sign an ama form, which releases the facility from legal responsibility for any medical problems the client may experience after discharge. if the physician isnt available, the nurse should discuss the ama form with the client and obtain the clients signature. a client who refuses to sign the form shouldnt be detained because this would violate the clients rights. after the client leaves, the nurse should document the incident thoroughly and notify the physician that the client has left.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: knowledgereference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 182.
 

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