Just wondering everyone's thoughts on whether we as nurses and other direct care staff (CNA's, STNA's, etc) have the right to groom a patient without their or their families expressed consent/request.Now, by grooming, I don't mean combing/braiding the hair, cleaning/cutting the nails or shaving the patient's face to maintain the usual appearance of the patient or for hygiene purposes.I'm talking cutting a male patient's shoulder length hair into a very short style. Or completely shaving the face of a male patient who normally wears a full beard (unless of course it was necessary due to interference with medical treatment). I'm talking doing these "makeovers" based soley on the fact that staff feels the patient appears unkempt and not pleasant to look at. Personally, I'd be upset to come in for a visit with a loved one and find them appearing drastically different looking than how I knew them and how I know they preferred to look.We had a patient recently (the shoulder length to short hair cut mentioned above) who ended up passing away and I remember thinking, "Geez, no one's even going to recognize him at his funeral." We have no policy that I am aware of at my hospital regarding this, other than it is of course expected that the patient's personal care needs and hygiene related grooming are attended to.Any thoughts?