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A patient has Alzheimer disease, which has advanced
to the extent that he can no longer make rational
decisions but still enjoys walking in the neighborhood
with his caretaker. However, he now has difficulty
ambulating because of a problem with his knee.
His physician believes his knee problem is due to a
cartilage injury and wants to conduct a magnetic resonance
imaging study to determine if surgery is
needed and, assuming it is, to follow up with appropriate
surgery. Which of the following represents the
procedure that takes precedence prior to starting
treatment of the knee?
(A) Follow directions the patient expressed in a living
(B) Obtain written permission from a person
named in a durable power of attorney.
(C) Obtain written permission from the director of
the patientís managed care organization.
(D) Invoke the stateís involuntary treatment law.
(E) Have the patient sign an informed consent form.
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i think A is the ans but if there is no specification of such in his will then be will be taken into consideration . so ans A takes precedence over B.
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