Mr. Waldo is scheduled for a bowel resection with colostomy. What is informed consent? Who is responsible for obtaining it? What is the nurse’s role regarding informed consent?
Answer: Informed consent is a document which contains all the information, consequences as well as procedures that are involved in the treatment of the patient. It also includes the risk as well as benefits of the treatment provided to the patient.
The patient authorizes the informed consent after reading all the information provided in the informed consent. This informed consent is dually signed by the patient and the healthcare professional as received.
The nurse is responsible for the witnessing the informed consent. The nurse assure the patient's autonomy as by providing informed consent.
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