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Hi everyone ...

How are you ?!

I'm student nursing from alriyada college. I'm last semester of leadership and management I want ask anyone ...

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You a nurse manager on a surgical unit &you're presented with a client who refuses to sign consent for treatment .What can you do about it ?!

I hope read and answer questions Best regards

Coffee Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 10 years experience.

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thanks dear

this assignment Google active about leadership and management

I know the answer but I need other nurses answers, because I want print and put the answer in work book

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

Shrooq, what is the answer you have already?

We will not give you anything to print and put in a workbook without knowing what you think and have learned on this topic yourself already. And besides, you don't know that anything you read here is written by a real nurse with expertise in your question, do you?

IN MY Hospital

1/try to explain to the pt about the important of the consent

2/call the social work to tall to the patient

3/ask the doctor to explain about the consent

4/call the relative and explain about the very important take the treatment

if refuses all this give the patient inform consent sign I don't need the treatment

in my hospital

1/try to explain to the patient about the important of the consent

2/call the social work to tall the patient

3/ask the doctor to explain about the consent

if refuses to sign consent you have inform consent give the patient read and complete all spies

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

looks like you have your answer!

YES, I know what do you do in my hospital

but I don't know what do you do in another hospital if same or different

Nonyvole, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency.

So let's think this through. In your hospital, if a patient refuses something, you educate and use additional resources, and if they continue to refuse, you don't continue on with the treatment. Thinking critically about the situation, do you think that it is ever appropriate to force a patient to go through a treatment that they don't want, if they are competent to refuse? Do you think that it would be any different in other hospitals around the world?

In the US, it's called assault and battery and sometimes even false imprisonment. I don't know about anybody else, but I'd rather not be charged with a felony over letting a patient make decisions about what to do and not to do with their own bodies! (And it's applicable to everybody. Convicted felons in prison for life are allowed to refuse all medical treatment - there was a recent brouhaha that I heard about because one died due to his refusal and a few other issues stemming from that.)

The law may be different in Saudi Arabia; I'd suggest looking it up. Also look in your textbooks about all this and the ethics of being a professional nurse.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

IN MY Hospital

1/try to explain to the pt about the important of the consent

2/call the social work to tall to the patient

3/ask the doctor to explain about the consent

4/call the relative and explain about the very important take the treatment

if refuses all this give the patient inform consent sign I don't need the treatment

Number 4 would be illegal in the US. You cannot communicate with anyone regarding a competent adult patient without his consent. If the patient is of sound mind and says "I do not want this surgery", you absolutely cannot call his relative to say "your father is in the hospital and refusing surgery, you need to convince him to have surgery." It's not the family's decision to make.