My father-in-law has urinary problem and he has catheter that helps him to urinate. It has been like this since April 1. In May he will go through some simple procedure without whole body anaesthesia.
He also looks weak and does not like to eat food although he is eating better now given Ensure as well.
The home care nurse judged by Tuesday's order by the urologist and told my husband his Dad is dying in 6 months if the procedure does not work, or 1 year if the procedure works. (Tuesday the urologist tried to see if he could urinate but my FIL could not for 9 hours.) Either way, he is dying in a year in her opinion.
My question is the doctors don't tell us this. Does the nurse have the ethics to tell the clients that the elder is dying in certain time?
I thought only a doctor can do that. How accurate is that?