A widowed woman is being admitted for emergency cardiac surgery by the nurse. She is asking the nurse questions about who will make decisions for her if something goes wrong during her surgery. She also wants to make sure her organs are donated if she unexpectedly passes away. Which of these is the correct course of action for the nurse?
The nurse should inform and educate this patient about advance directives, help coordinate their creation and ensure they are in the medical record.
The nurse should inform the physician and advocate for the delay of surgery until the patient seeks legal counsel.
The nurse should inform and educate this patient on the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act as it covers both of these issues.
The nurse is not involved with advance directives. She should alert a social worker that the patient needs help establishing advance directives.
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