Key words: "at this time" and "can be helpful"
The answer to this question isn't: great - now we're going to take him off the vent because you told us that's what he wanted.
.... would we really take the word of a friend who definitely can't be confirmed? I feel like this is misleading
not sure if this is right but the way I thought about it was that after family a surrogate decision maker can be a close friend and the neighbor has cooking for him and running errands for the last 5 years since his wife died so I believe that the close friend surrogate designation may apply
I've had a uworld q where the correct response was to remove the life support if the patient is determined not to be an organ donor.even if the family is actively against this decision. In my experience the answer that is most honest (and likely makes you sounds like a tactless asshole) is usually the correct one on NBMEs. I picked E and I don't see how this friends opinion on his advanced care directives are at all relevant if the patient by all acounts medically and legally is considered dead.