A client has a living will and an advance directive specifying no intubation or CPR. The client’s spouse and children tell the nurse privately that they want the client resuscitated, if the need arises. How should the nurse respond?
A. Nurses use their best judgment based on the client’s condition.
B. The healthcare team must honor the written wishes of the client.
C. Notify the healthcare provider of the family’s wishes, so a decision can be made.
D. Every effort must be made to honor the family’s wishes about their loved one.
The correct answer is B. The healthcare team must honor the written wishes of the client.