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Nursing2015

October 2005, Volume 35 Number 10 , p 66 - 67

Author

  • SUSAN A. SALLADAY RN, PHD

Abstract

Recently, I cared for a 71-year-old patient being treated for an extensive acute myocardial infarction who needed immediate cardiac bypass graft surgery. After discussing his options with the surgeon, he refused surgery or any other invasive treatment. He was alert and competent to do so; no one disputed that.

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