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A young adult client says, "I just can't seem to stop snapping at my parents. I know they work hard to support me, but what do I do when they're so overbearing?" Which responses by the nurse is therapeutic?"Have you talked to your parents about your frustrations?"Rationale: The correct response is focused on the client's concerns and encourages thetherapeutic technique of formulating a plan of action. "It's important not to be rude to your parents" and "You need to be more patient with your parents" are both nontherapeutic, judgmental responses that do not encourage the client to further explore her feelings and problem-solve. "Snapping at your parents is childish. How could you?" is incorrect because it is sarcastic and condescending, which is nontherapeutic.A client says, "I have so much trouble caring for my husband's child from his first marriage. I resent the money we have to pay for child support because we have to deprive my own child of things. How can I stop feeling this way?" Which response by the nurse is therapeutic?"Have you shared your feelings with your husband?" Rationale: Remarried individuals often encounter problems as a result of the stressors they bring into a marriage without prior discussion with the new partner. Bonding sometimes does always occur when a child is not one's biological offspring. The correct answer is focused on the client's feelings. "Your child benefits from having a sibling" is not facilitative. "I wonder why you married him, knowing that he wouldn't desert his biological child" is incorrect because it prejudges the client. "You need to take a second job to give your child what you think she deserves" is not open ended, does not facilitatefeelings, and gives advice.Upgrade to remove adsOnly $1/monthA client says to the nurse, "My wife retired last year from a lucrative law practice, and I'm really discouraged. I'll be working until I die, even though I helped pay for her education." Which response by the nurse is supportive?"You sound very troubled by this." Rationale: Saying that the situation is unfair is judgmental and does not encourage the client to express his feelings; nor does "That's such a tough break for you." Suggesting that the husband approach the spouse for help is incorrect because it prematurely givesadvice, a nontherapeutic communication technique. The correct option is focused on theclient's feelings.A gay man is brought to the emergency department by the police. The client tells the nurse, "I was beaten up. I guess I just have to expect this kind of treatment for the rest of my life." Which statement by the nurse is therapeutic?"You feel that being beaten up goes along with being gay?" Rationale: Many lesbians and gays encounter harassment or violence in the course of their lives. "I think you should take some self-defense classes" is incorrect because it advises the client, and giving advice is not therapeutic. "Maybe you should be more
discreet when you're in public" also gives advice and presumes that the client has been indiscreet. "Why not try counseling to change your sexual orientation?" is incorrect because it assumes that sexual orientation can or should be changed. The correct