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Which interventions would the nurse plan to promote comfort for this client?
A client admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy states that he's been using a peppermint-scented candle at home to help control nausea.



A. Telling the client she may use his scented candles
B. Asking the client to try using peppermint oil in place of scented candles
C. Asking the physician to increase the client s antinausea medication
D. Asking the physician to order a sedative for the client to use during chemotherapy

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Asking the client to try using peppermint oil in place of scented candles-rationale: aromatherapy may affect the brains limbic system, causing relaxation, evoking positive emotional memories, and decreasing the need for antiemetics. such alternative therapies may increase a clients feeling of control over illness. because this client associates positive feelings with the scent of peppermint, the nurse should encourage him to continue using that scent, but she should ask the client to use scented oil rather than a candle. fire of any kind, even a candle, is a hazard in the hospital especially when oxygen is being used. increasing the clients nausea medication or ordering a sedative could cause dangerous adverse effects and wouldnt be best practice.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: basic care and comfortcognitive level: analysisreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 758.
 

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