You begin this conversation with A Why not tell her John She probably already

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with him. You begin this conversation with: A "Why not tell her John? She probably already suspects it since you have been so sick." B "It is your right not to tell her, it would probably just upset her anyway." C "Maybe we could have the doctor tell her so you don't have to." D "Can you tell me what it is about your wife knowing about the cancer that is bothering you?" You are caring for a patient who just had surgery that revealed stage IV ovarian cancer. She does not know her diagnosis. Which action should you take in preparation for the patient to be told her diagnosis? A Make sure all team members are able to be present. B Find a neutral, non-threatening location in which to tell the news. C Make sure that appropriate medications for anxiety are prescribed. D Find out how much the patient and family want to know. Ms. H's family is in the waiting room of the intensive care unit. Ms. H is very ill and the family has been told she will probably die during this hospital admission. You are walking by the waiting room and you see that they are all seated together, crying. What is your best response? A Leave them alone to give them private time to do their grieving. B Find a social worker to go into the waiting room to see if they need anything. C Call the hospital chaplain to visit them and offer prayers. D Go into the waiting room, sit next to them, and give them time to talk with you. Which of the following statements reflects that you are responding appropriately to a conflict between you and a physician regarding a patient's decision to stop chemotherapy? A "Why can't you understand that this patient has had enough?" B "This decision is the patient's decision – it is not ours to make."
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C "Just because there is a chemotherapy available, it doesn't mean you have to give it to her." D "I am so tired of you doctors continuing to treat patients who are ready to let nature take its course." A colleague comes to you to talk about a conflict he is having with another healthcare professional. Which of the following would be good information to give him about handling conflict? A "Try to avoid conflict because it is such a negative experience." B "Make sure you display your own emotions during conversations with your colleague so he knows how strongly you feel." C "Check that the conflict is not about you and getting your own way." D "If the conflict is escalating, stay with the conversation until it is resolved."
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