The nurse asks the client to sign a consent form before undergoing surgery. The client cannot state the risks of the surgical procedure. Which of the following statements by the nurse is most appropriate?
1. “What are your concerns? I can answer any questions that you have.”
2. “You can go ahead and sign the form. I will be sure to tell the surgeon you have questions.”
3. “It is important that your questions are answered and you understand the risks before you consent to the procedure. I will contact the surgeon.”
4. “Actually, the risks associated with this procedure are minimal. The surgeon has performed this surgery many times.”
The client must have adequate disclosure of the risks associated with the surgery before signing the consent form. It is the physician’s responsibility to explain the risks of any procedures and to obtain the client’s informed consent. If the nurse suspects that the client has not been truly informed, it is the responsibility of the nurse to act as a client advocate and contact the surgeon to provide additional information to the client. It is not appropriate to have the client sign the consent form if the client has questions. The nurse should not minimize the procedure or dismiss the client’s concerns.
CN: Management of care; CL: Synthesize
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