Which of the following is the most helpful strategy to use for anger management when dealing with a verbally aggressive client?
1. Role-playing assertive statements with the nurse.
2. Watching a videotape about assertiveness.
3.Describing feelings that occur after aggressive outbursts.
4.Discussing situations that appear to be threatening.
Having the client role-play assertive statements assists the client in learning how to use assertiveness and practicing appropriate behaviors in a safe environment.
Watching a videotape on assertiveness or discussing situations that appear threatening is a step toward actually using assertive techniques. Describing feelings that occur after an angry outburst motivates the client to make changes in behavior.
CN: Psychosocial adaptation; CL: Synthesize