A 56-year-old woman is admitted for a modified radical mastectomy. The client appears anxious and asks many questions. The nurse’s best course of action is to:
1. Tell the client as much as she wants to know and is able to understand.
2. Delay discussing the client’s questions with her until the convalescent phase of her care.
3. Delay discussing the client’s questions with her until her apprehension subsides.
4. Explain to the client that she should discuss her questions with her physician.
An important nursing responsibility is preoperative teaching. The recommended guide for teaching is to tell the client as much as she wants to know and is able to understand. Delaying discussion of issues or concerns will most likely increase the client’s anxiety. Telling the client to discuss questions with the physician avoids acknowledging the client’s concerns.
CN: Psychosocial integrity; CL: Synthesize
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