A client has just been admitted with acute delirium of unknown etiology. The client’s daughter states that she is worried about her mom because she has never been this sick before. Which of the following should be the most helpful statement to make to the daughter?
1. “Please don’t worry. We will take good care of your mother.”
2. “The doctor will prescribe tests to find out what is causing her condition.”
3. “We can help you learn how to take care of her after she is discharged.”
4. “It helps if you avoid arguing when she talks about seeing people who aren’t there.”
It is important for the daughter to know that there is an underlying cause for what her mother is experiencing and that it is treatable. Telling her not to worry is a useless cliché and does nothing to inform the daughter. Talking about care after discharge implies that the delirium is irreversible. Delirium is a reversible condition. Although not arguing with hallucinations is valid, this response ignores the daughter’s concern.
CN: Psychosocial integrity; CL: Synthesize
小编寄语：Life is always let us black and blue all over, but later, the injured place will become our most strong place.生活总是让我们遍体鳞伤，但到后来，那些受伤的地方一定会变成我们最强壮的地方。