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A Sub-Saharan African widowed immigrant woman lives with her deceased husband’s brother and his family, which includes the brother-in-law’s children and the widow’s adult children. Each family member speaks fluent English. Surgery is recommended for this client. What is the best plan to obtain consent for surgery for this client?
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Tell the surgeon that the brother-in-law will decide after explaining the planned operation to him and the widow.
Custom law in some sub-Saharan countries includes wife inheritance and polygamy; the widow becomes the inherited wife of her husband’s brother. In these rural areas women live in a patriarchal family where men decide. Probably, the brother-in-law will make the decision for his heirloom wife.