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Absolute Words Practice Quiz

1. A patient with severe depression talked privately with her family and then signed permission for
     electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).  Later she told the nurse, “I signed permission for treatment after my
     husband told me they could deport me if they can’t cure my depression.” The nurse should make the
     assessment that:

A. All the elements of informed consent were met.

B. The patient may have been pressured to sign the consent.

C. The patient fully understands the risks and benefits.

D. The patient is not competent to sign permission for treatment.


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