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A patient was recently admitted to hospice care for lung cancer. After filling out his advance directive, the patient says that he worries his physician will be uninterested in his care. Which of the following statements made by the nurse best addresses the patient's concerns?

Explanation

•"Your physician will continue to take care of you. The advanced directive just states what type of care you want, so we can provide that care even when you cannot tell us to." This option provides correct information regarding the advance directive.

•Incorrect: The other options do not address the purpose of an advance directive or alleviate the patient's concerns.

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