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95 year old woman in nursing home has had advanced vascular dementia ,severe dysphagia ,and 9kg (20lb)weight loss over the past 2 months.Her 4 childern are divided regarding the decision to provide artificial feeding through a gastrostomy tube.There is no living will.The oldest son approaches the physician after the family meeting and says,"You should simply decide what is best for her and tell the others that's what we should do." Assuming the physician proceedsin this manner, which of the following best describes the physician's action?
B.Preserving fairness in use of resources
C.Protecting patient autonomy
D.Rationing care
E.Truth telling
Please kindly explain
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