"Really, you look just fine to me. There's no need to feel undesirable
I'm interested in finding out more about how your body feels to you".
"Consider an afternoon at a spa. A facial will make you feel more attractive"
"it is still too soon to expect to feel normal. Give it a little more time
Success at school
Receiving a promotion at work
Excessive use of alcohol
"It takes time to get over the loss of a loved one."
"You are right; I cannot really understand. Perhaps you'd like to tell me more about what you're feeling."
"Why don't you try something to take your mind off your troubles, like watching a funny movie."
"I might not share your exact situation, but I do know what people go through when they deal with a loss."
Educating the family about anger management
Refining the family's communication skills
Viewing the family in context
Using the family's strengths to define them
Prescribing tasks unilaterally
Convening a family meeting
Delegating care to one member
Speaking to the primary client privately
A young adult getting married for the first time
A toddler learning to control elimination
An adolescent experiencing puberty
A middle adult experiencing menopause
Occurs spontaneously throughout the nurse-client relationship
Has no time limits
Is equally reciprocal between the nurse and the patient.
Encourages the patient to express his thoughts and feelings
Touch the child
Stand facing the child
Stand with a relaxed posture
Sit at eye level with the child
Responding positively when giving feedback
Writing down what the client says so that details are not forgotten
Maintaining an open posture
Establishing and maintaining an eye contact
Nodding in agreement with the client throughout the conversation
Wider stance resulting in posture changes
Loss of height
Increased range of motion
Increased muscle bulk
Thinning intervertebral discs
Measuring limb length
Testing range of motion
Inspecting for symmetry and posture
Assessing of muscle strength
Brushing the back of her hair
Fastening her bra behind her back
Reaching for something in a cabinet above the sink
Mopping the floor
Point the toes toward the head
Point the toes toward the floor
Turn the soles of the feet outward
Turn the soles of the feet inward
"Do your fingers feel numb and tingly?"
"Do you have difficulty remembering things?"
"Do you have any problems keeping your balance?"
"Do you have nay difficulties with your sense of taste?"
A number drawn in the palm of his hand
A word whispered 30 cm from the ear
A familiar object placed in his hand
The vibration of a tuning fork placed on his foot
Level of consciousness
No clubbing noted
Capillary refill less than 2 seconds
3+ pitting edema in feet bilaterally
Numerous light brown macules, less than 3 mm in size, located on nose and cheeks
Shiny and thin skin without hair on shins
Base of the hand
Loss of adipose tissue and elasticity
Significant flaking and dryness
Range of motion
Presence of skin lesions