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Which statement concerning informed consent is true?



A. Minors may give informed consent.
B. The professional nurse and physician must each obtain informed consent.
C. The client must be fully informed regarding treatment, tests, alternative treatments, and the risks and benefits of each.
D. Mentally incompetent clients may legally give informed consent.

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

Asked by Henry, Last updated: Aug 11, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

The client must be fully informed regarding treatment, tests, alternative treatments, and the risks and benefits of each.-rationale: before giving informed consent, the physician performing the procedure must tell the client about the treatment, tests, alternative treatments, and the risks and benefits of each. a professional nurse involved in the informed consent process witnesses the consent and doesnt actually obtain the consent. the physician is responsible for obtaining consent. only a minor who is married or emancipated may give informed consent. a client must be mentally competent to legally give informed consent for procedures.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: comprehensionreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 100.
 

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