A patient has had a DNR order for several years, but is now re-thinking this. The patient asks the nurse if he can change his DNR order, so all appropriate measures will be done to save his life. Which of the following responses is correct?

"Not a problem, I will contact your physician immediately"


•A patient can change their code status at anytime.

•Waiting until the next day to talk to the physician could have negative consequences. The physician needs to be notified as soon as possible.

•Questioning the patient's decision can damage the nurse-patient relationship making the patient defensive towards the nurse

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