Note that the correct option is the option that provides information and

Note that the correct option is the option that

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Focus on the subject, that the family members requested a meeting. Note that the correct option is the option that provides information and encourages the family members to verbalize concerns. Review: the principles of family therapy . References: Stuart, G. (2009). Principles & practice of psychiatric nursing (9th ed., pp. 27-31). St. Louis: Mosby. Varcarolis, E., & Halter, M. (2009). Essentials of psychiatric mental health nursing: A communication approach to evidence-based care (p. 41). St. Louis: Saunders. Cognitive Ability: Applying Client Needs: Psychosocial Integrity Integrated Process: Nursing Process/Implementation Content Area: Mental Health Giddens Concepts: Communication, Family Dynamics HESI Concepts: Communication, Developmental—Family Dynamics Awarded 1.0 points out of 1.0 possible points. 63.ID: 9477084352 A client with depression says to a nurse, “Why is my family meeting with you? Are you telling them about me?” Which response by the nurse would be therapeutic? · “Your family is learning about depression and how best to help you so that they can be supportive of you. We do not talk about you or anything confidential about you.” Correct · “Have you talked with your family? What have they said to you about the meetings?” · “I am committed to keeping everything you say to me confidential, so it is troubling when you accuse me of talking to your family.” · “You sound concerned that I would tell your family something about you even though you know that what we talk about is confidential.” Rationale: The therapeutic response is the one that helps the client understand that the family meetings are educational. This openness and the assurance of confidentiality will help allay the client’s fears and build trust. In stating, “Have you talked with your family? What have they said to you about the meetings?” the nurse changes the focus and places responsibility on the family, which is nontherapeutic. In stating, “I am committed to keep everything you say to me confidential, so it is troubling when you accuse me of talking to your family,” the nurse shifts the focus from the client’s concerns to the feelings of the nurse. By stating, “You sound concerned that I would tell your family something about you even though you know that what we talk about is confidential,” the nurse focuses on the client’s concerns but does so in a challenging way. Test-Taking Strategy: Use your knowledge of therapeutic communication techniques. Eliminate the option that avoids the client’s concern and places the responsibility on the family. Next, eliminate the option that challenges the client. From the remaining options,
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