A mother who is visibly upset tells the nurse she wants to take her child home because the child is dying. Which of the following would be the nurse’s best response?
1. “I know how you feel, but the medication will make your child feel better.”
2. “I can’t let you do this without calling your physician first.”
3. “Can you tell me why you want to take your child home now?”
4. “I can imagine how hard this is for you, but it’s not what’s best for the child.”
With a parent who is visibly upset, it is best to try to determine the cause. Therefore, asking the mother about why she wants to take the child home can provide insight into the problem.
The nurse cannot stop the mother from taking her child home. However, the physician should be notified about the mother’s decision and efforts are needed to explain the ramifications of taking the child home. It is inappropriate for the nurse to say “I know how you feel” or “I can imagine how hard this is” unless the nurse has had the same experience.
CN: Psychosocial integrity; CL: Synthesize
小编寄语：Some of the long way, walk will be very tired.However, do not go, will regret.有些路很远， 走下去会很累。可是，不走，会后悔。