A terminally ill patient has identified her husband as her durable power of attorney. The husband then demands that a new physician take over his wife's care. How should the nurse react?


•As the durable power of attorney, the husband has the power to change the physician caring for his wife.

•Ignoring the husband's decision or telling him that he doesn't have the right to make this decision would be inappropriate.

•The patient's children have no power to make medical decisions, therefore, asking them would be inappropriate.

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