Denial and isolation
Playing soft or soothing music
Encouraging the client to be less active during the day
Serving the client a cup of coffee and a snack in the evening
Increasing the client's activity 2 hours before bedtime
Don't worry, your mother still has some time left.
Let's talk about your mother's illness and how it will progress.
You sound like you have some questions about your mother dying. Let's talk about that.
Don't worry, hospice will take care of your mother.
Tell me how you're feeling about your mother dying.
Making decreased eye contact
Asking to see family members
Joking about his present condition
Sleeping undisturbed for 3 hours
To determine whether the client is psychologically ready for surgery
To express concerns to the client about the surgery
To reduce the risk of postoperative complications
To explain the risks associated with the surgery and obtain informed consent
You're doing fine.
What is your biggest concern right now?
Give it some time and you'll be OK.
You don't believe you're doing well?
Discussing the client's concern with her husband
Referring the client to a psychiatrist
Inviting a client who has had a similar experience to speak with this client
Referring the client to a sex therapist
Banning personal belongings from the bedside
Involving the family and the client in planning care
Providing detailed explanations of the client's conditions and treatment
Allowing the family to visit only when the client asks to see them
There is no way to know whether you have cancer until the surgeon performs a biopsy.
It isn't unusual for a man your age to have an enlarged prostate. Try not to worry.
It's important to keep a positive attitude. There is a good chance you don't have cancer.
You think you have cancer?
My name is Mary and I'm your nurse for today.
I'm sorry. I was busy with another client.
You seem upset this morning.
You've had your light on for 20 minutes?
Don't worry. You'll probably live longer than I will.
I'm sure a cure will be found soon.
You seem upset. Let's talk about something happy.
Would you like to talk about this?
They guide the client's treatment in certain health care situations.
They can't provide do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders for clients with terminal illnesses.
They allow physicians to make decisions about treatment.
They permit physicians to give verbal DNR orders.
Encouraging the client to suppress his feelings regarding obesity
Reinforcing the client's concerns about his physical appearance
Communicating with the client in an abrupt, forceful manner
Teaching the client alternative ways to lose weight
Most people your age develop some type of colon problem.
Your physician can discuss this in more detail.
You sound concerned about what's happening.
You'll have to have some tests before the physician can rule out cancer.
Don't you realize that resistance can develop if you don't take your medications properly?
You must take your medication as instructed. Do you need supervision?
Why aren't you taking your medications? Don't you want to get better?
Taking several medications can be difficult. Tell me about the difficulties you're having.
Reread the Patient's Bill of Rights to the client.
Call the client's spouse to discuss the client's statements.
Tell the client that he can receive adequate pain relief only in the hospital.
Explain that an advance directive can express the client's wishes.
Altered long-term memory.
Decreased level of consciousness (LOC).
Stress of an unfamiliar situation.
Agree with the client's friend.
Tell the client's friend that there's nothing he can do.
State that she understands how he must feel.
Ask the client's friend if he'd like to help with comfort measures.
A nurse is caring for a client who has had an above-the-knee amputation. The client refuses to look at the stump. When the nurse attempts to speak with the client about his surgery, he tells her that he doesn't wish to discuss it. The client refuses to allow his family to visit. The nursing diagnosis that best describes the client's problem is:
Disturbed body image.
Calling a family meeting to tell the absent children that they must participate in helping the client
Suggesting the spouse seek psychological counseling to help her cope with exhaustion
Recommending community resources for adult day care and respite care
Encouraging the spouse to talk about the difficulties involved in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease
Asking whether friends or church members can help with errands or provide short periods of relief
Recommending that the client be placed in a long-term care facility
Consider that nonverbal cues, such as eye contact, may have different meanings in different cultures.
Respect the client's cultural beliefs.
Ask the client if he has cultural or religious requirements that should be considered in his care.
Explain the nurse's beliefs so that the client will understand the differences.
Understand that all cultures experience pain in the same way.
I'll bring you a sedative to calm you down.
I'll sit here with you for a while. Would it help you to talk about it?
Don't worry. I'm sure everything will be OK if you just give it time.
You probably should have had surgery sooner so the tumor could have been caught earlier.
Here's an interesting quiz for you.