A client who was involuntarily hospitalized to a mental health unit

The nurse is caring for a client who was involuntarily hospitalized to a mental health unit and is scheduled for electroconvulsive therapy. The nurse notes that an informed consent has not been obtained for the procedure. Based on this information, what is the nurse’s best determination in planning care?

    1. The informed consent does not need to be obtained.
    2. The informed consent should be obtained from the family.
    3. The informed consent needs to be obtained from the client
    4. The primary health care provider will provide the informed consent.

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