Another review question from the textbook:
The nurse's role in informed consent for surgery may include:
a. obtaining the client's signature on the consent form
b. asking the client for consent for the planned procedure
c. explaining the risks and consequences of the proposed surgery
d. informing the client of the prognosis if the surgical procedure is refused
In the chapter the explanation is "although the physician is ultimately responsible for obtaining the consent, in most institutions the nurse may witness the client's signature on the consent form. At this time the nurse can be a client advocate, verifying that the client or family member understands the consent form and its implications and that consent for surgery is truly voluntary.
the answer at the back of the book is a.
whose responsibility is it to obtain the client's signature - is it the nurse or the physician?