A few days ago an issue arose and I'm just wondering if I made the right the decision..
One of my residents is actively dying. He has a DNR/DNH and the family wishes for him to receive comfort care only.
His son questioned me about the need for oxygen. I took the residents Sp02 AND it was 91% on 2L of oxygen via nasal cannula. The resident did not appear uncomfortable or in respiratory distress but I think it would be best to keep the oxygen on as his Sp02 wasn't so great. He(the son) started to become very defensive and accusing me of not respecting his father's wishes for end of life care and saying that the oxygen is keeping him alive.
I told the son that the oxygen is a comfort measure and without it his father would start having symptoms of respiratory distress. I made my supervisor aware of the above situation and documented the crap out of it too.
Was I wrong here to refuse to take the oxygen off and go against his son's(HCP'S) wishes?