Which strategy should the new care plan implement early in this mother's hospital stay?
A nurse revises the care plan for a client who has difficulty dealing with a crying neonate.
A. Anger-management therapy B. Proper care of a crying infant C. Proper methods for dealing with stressful situations such as crying infants D. Assessment of the mother s coping strengths and weaknesses and the presence or absence of support systems
Assessment of the mother\ s coping strengths and weaknesses and the presence or absence of support systems-rationale: assessment of the mothers coping strengths and weaknesses and the presence or absence of support systems is an important aspect in the implementation process. assessment will also help the nurse identify situations that the mother perceives as stressors. educating the client about alternative ways of expressing feelings and about crisis hotlines and community support systems should also be part of the care plan. the nurse hasnt established that the mother is angry, so anger-management therapy may not be necessary. proper care of a crying neonate is necessary, and assessing the mothers coping will help provide the basis for teaching the essential skills.client needs category: psychosocial integrityclient needs subcategory: nonecognitive level: analysisreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 198.