You are consenting a 24-year-old patient a week prior to a surgical procedure. You explain the health implications of their diagnosis and inform them of the procedure, alternatives, benefits, and risks (both of doing the procedure and not doing the procedure). The patient understands and signs the consent form. Now, on the day of surgery, she decides she doesn't want to go ahead. What do you do?

A. Administer a mini mental status exam

B. Give her an anxiolytic, reassure her, and go ahead with the procedure

C. Do not do the procedure and discuss alternative options

D. Seek a court injunction

E. Seek a second opinion from a colleague


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