What is the therapeutic response by the nurse? The client says to the nurse, “I'm going to die, and I wish my family would stop hoping for a cure! I get so angry when they carry on like this. After all, I'm the one who's dying.”
A. Have you shared your feelings with your family?” B. I think we should talk more about your anger with your family.” C. You're feeling angry that your family continues to hope for you to be cured?” D. Well, it sounds like you re being pretty pessimistic. After all, years ago, people died of pneumonia.”
You re feeling angry that your family continues to hope for you to be cured?”
Restating is the therapeutic communication technique in which the nurse repeats what the client says to show understanding and to review what was said. Option 3 uses the therapeutic technique of restating. In option 1, the nurse is attempting to assess the clients ability to discuss feelings openly with family members. In option 2, the nurse attempts to use focusing, but the attempt to discuss central issues is premature. In option 4, the nurse makes a judgment and is nontherapeutic in the one-to-one relationship. Test-Taking Strategy: Use therapeutic communication techniques to answer the question. Option 3 is the only option that identifies the use of a therapeutic technique and focuses on the clients feelings. Review these techniques if you had difficulty with this question.