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Who is responsible for obtaining informed consent from a patient?

Explanation

•The physician is responsible for obtaining the informed consent for a procedure or surgery.

•The physician performing the procedure must explain what the procedure entails as well as the risks and benefits and alternatives to the procedure.

Incorrect options:

•A nurse may only obtain an informed consent for a specific procedure she is performing (in some instances, a nurse may acquire special training to insert a PICC line)

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