A client signed a consent form for participation in a clinical trial for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Which statement by the client indicates the need for further teaching before true informed consent can be obtained?
A. This implanted defibrillator will protect me against some of those bad rhythms my heart goes into. B. I wonder if there is any other way to prevent these bad rhythms. C. The physician will make a small incision in my chest wall and place the generator there. D. A wire from the generator will be attached to my heart.
I wonder if there is any other way to prevent these bad rhythms.-rationale: the client wondering if there is another way to prevent the abnormal rhythms indicates that other treatment options werent discussed with the client. before participating in a clinical trial, the client must be informed of all other available treatment options. the other statements about implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are all true.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: analysisreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 100.