An elderly patient with respiratory failure informs the nurse that she does not want to be placed on a ventilator. What should the nurse do next?


•The physician must determine patient competency before a DNR or DNI form can be signed.

•A DNR order must be signed by the physician in order to make it valid.

•The patient's family may only be consulted with consent from the patient.

•The hospice team must be consulted by a physician order.

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