One year ago, a patient's husband gave consent for mechanical ventilation. The patient is currently in a long-term care facility and still requires mechanical ventiliation through a tracheostomy. The patient's husband is having regrets and asks the nurse if the ventilator can be removed. Which of the following responses by the nurse best explains the legal rights of the power of attorney?


•Previous decisions can be changed, as this is the husband's right as the power of attorney.

•The other answer choices are innapropriate responses by the nurse.

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