To prevent bed sores.
Surgeons are "doctors" so... yes. (Assuming the comatose patient is actually on a said machine constantly operated solely for the purpose of maintaining life) <--Which is rare
Simple, identify who you really are, your position, and purpose.
To save time
evaluate quality of care
to obtain an accurate measurement of a patient's height
To prevent the patient from getting shocked
To eat food without changing silverware
changing with a purpose that involves metamorphosis
You position the patient so they are comfortable and you can have easy access to what part of them you need to work on. The draping techniques help so the client can remain modest with only the body part that is worked on is uncovered. Thank-you
use them as a restrain
This helps to keep patient payments up to date. The ledger shows the date the patient was billed and how much they paid.
The purpose of the patient self determination act was to inform patients of their rights regarding decisions of their own medical care and to ensure that these rights are communicated to the health care provider.