A client with a low postoperative hemoglobin and hematocrit levels refuses a potentially life saving blood transfusion. When questioning the client about the refusal, the client states, "I know about the risks of AIDS and hepatitis and do not want a blood transfusion." The physician enters the room and begins to coerce the client to accept the blood transfusion. The nurse's best response would be:
"The client understands the risks associated with blood transfusions. Perhaps you can speak with him about his concerns."