Question 4 - Professional Caring and Ethical Practice Practice Test for the CCRN

A 68-year-old patient is admitted to the critical care unit with end-stage liver disease and severe jaundice. He fluctuates in and out of consciousness and is on several pain medications. When the nurse asks the physician regarding the patient’s plan of care, the physician states, “Make the patient sign a DNR order; he’s just going to die anyway.” What should the nurse do first?

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