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What is the most appropriate response to a patient that says "I know I'm going to die"?



A. We have special equipment to monitor you and your problem.
B. Don t worry. We know what we re doing, and you aren t going to die.
C. Why do you think you re going to die?
D. Oh no! You re doing quite well considering your condition.
Asked by Geary, Last updated: Jan 16, 2020

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M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered Jul 25, 2018

This depends upon whether it is true that the patient is going to die. We are all going to die, some of us sooner than others. If a patient is terminally ill, the doctor will have communicated...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Why do you think you\ re going to die?-rationale: asking the client why he thinks hes going to die is a therapeutic approach that reflects on the clients comments, focusing on his specific words....Read More
 

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