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Consider the scenario below, then follow the instructions underneath it

Consider the scenario below, then follow the instructions underneath it to complete the discussion. If appropriate, support your position with credible resources/examples/evidence and provide APA references.

Mr. D

Mr. D is a 90-year-old man admitted to the hospital with complaints of nausea, vomiting, left arm pain, and chest pain. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is performed, and he is diagnosed as having a myocardial infarction. Mr. D has a long history of comorbidities, including hypertension, diabetes, and congestive heart failure (CHF). With this in mind, the physician asks Mr. D if he wants life-sustaining measures taken (e.g., CPR, mechanical ventilation, etc.) should he experience cardiopulmonary arrest. Mr. D tells the physician that he wants all actions taken to save his life.

Imagine that you are the nurse assigned to provide care to Mr. D, and address the following:

  1. Considering Mr. D’s advanced age, what are the benefits/risks associated with providing life-sustaining measures?
  2. What factors should you consider based on Mr. D’s age and health history?
  3. If Mr. D were your family member, how would you respond to his decision?

You must use proper APA format and provide at least one credible reference within your initial post.