The parent of a preschool-aged child tells the nurse that the child is hyperactive and something needs to be done. Which of the following responses by the nurse would be most appropriate initially?
1. “What makes you think your child is hyperactive?”
2. “What do you think needs to be done?”
3. “How does your child behave normally?”
4. “Why not wait and see what the doctor says?”
The best approach by the nurse is to determine why the parent thinks the child is hyperactive. Some children are very active but do not have the necessary defining characteristics of hyperactivity. Asking what the parent thinks needs to be done or how the child behaves normally would be an appropriate follow-up question once more information is gathered from the parent to determine whether the child indeed is hyperactive. Telling the parent to wait for the physician ignores the parent’s concern and does not deal with the parent’s issue.
CN: Physiological adaptation; CL: Synthesize
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