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Nursing Fundamentals (NURS 100) Week 6 Case Study Informed Consent Questions

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Nursing Fundamentals (Nurs 100)

NURS 110 Week 6 Case Study Informed Consent questions

NUR 110 Introduction to Professional Nursing
Informed Consent-Case Study
Name: XX
Read the following case study and answer all the questions below, then upload in blackboard
The RN is caring for a 62-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency room with
nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain in the URQ. After diagnostic testing and general
surgery consult it was decided she will require a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The surgeon
states the patient is ready to sign the surgical consent.
1- What is an informed consent?
Informed consent is a legal process by which a client or the client’s legally appointed
designee has given written permission for a procedure or treatment. Consent is informed
when a provider explains, and the client understands:
 The reason the client needs the treatment or procedure.
 The risks involved if the client chooses to receive the treatment or procedure.
 Other options to treat the problem, including not treating the problem



Nursing Fundamentals (NURS 100) Week 6 Case Study Informed Consent Questions

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