A client who has a terminal condition

A primary health care provider asks the nurse to discontinue tube feeding in a client who has a terminal condition. The primary health care provider tells the nurse that the request was made by the client’s spouse and children. What should the nurse check for first before carrying out the prescription?

    1. Court approval to discontinue the treatment
    2. Approval by the institutional ethics committee
    3. A written prescription by the PHCP  to remove the tube

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