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A nurse is caring for a female client with hypothyroidism. The client is extremely upset about her altered physical appearance. She doesn't want to take her medication because she doesn't believe it's doing any good.

A. Tell the client she ll feel better if she consistently takes the thyroid replacement medication.
B. Tell the client she ll soon experience improvement in her looks as the medication corrects her hormone deficiency.
C. Tell the client she needs to learn to accept herself as she is and be compliant during treatment.
D. Tell the client that she looks fine and offer to help her with makeup.
Asked by Jayden, Last updated: Jan 15, 2020

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G. Horace

G. Horace, Content Developer, Chicago

Answered Jan 23, 2019

The answer is choice B. When a nurse is caring for a female client with hypothyroidism who is extremely upset about her altered physical appearance and states that she does not want to take her...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Tell the client she\ ll soon experience improvement in her looks as the medication corrects her hormone deficiency.-rationale: telling the client that shell soon experience improvement is supportive...Read More
 

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