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When concerns arise over family involvement in care

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To: Ethics Advisory Board

From: Concerned RN

Subject: Difficult families

I have a patient whose family frequently interrupts care, argues about medications and the plan of care, and seems to upset the patient. I wonder if they are making the best decisions for the patient because they are now demanding a transfer to another facility. I see myself as a patient advocate but am not sure how to handle this situation.

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