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What has been done by the nurse? Kelsey is a 17 yo who has decided to have an abortion. The nurse does not agree with abortion. Kelsey is afraid of the procedure. The nurse who is infuriated by the pts behavior does not make eye contact with Kelsey. The nurse goes in and out of the room and looks annoyed and only answers questions with a simple yes or no. 



A. Minimizing feelings
B. False reassurance
C. Value Judgment
D. Non verbal blocker

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Asked by Rossj, Last updated: Jan 02, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 22, 2016

Non verbal blocker

Although the nurse is against abortion, she has said nothing to the pt about her views. Instead, she does not look at the pt and appears to have no time for the pt. Looking annoyed and not making eye contact are non verbal blockers.
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