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A client with colostomy refuses to allow his wife to see the incision or stoma and ignores most of his dietary instructions. The nurse on assessing this data, can assume that the client is experiencing:



A. A reaction formation to his recent altered body image.
B. A difficult time accepting reality and is in a state of denial.
C. Impotency due to the surgery and needs sexual counseling
D. Suicide thoughts and should be seen by psychiatrist

This question is part of Colostomy by RNpedia.com
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 26, 2017

A difficult time accepting reality and is in a state of denial.

As long as no one else confirms the presence of the stoma and the client does not need to adhere to a prescribed regimen, the clients denial is supported
 

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