Which statement by a nurse may underrate a patients

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46. Which statement by a nurse may underrate a patient’s feelings and belittle the patient’s concerns? a. “You appear tense” b. “I’m not sure I follow you” c. “Everything will be all right” d. “I notice you are biting your lip” 47. A patient tells the nurse, “I’m told that I should reduce the stress in my life, but I have no idea where to start.” Which would be the best initial nursing response? a. “Why not start by learning to mediate? That technique will cover everything” b. “In cases like yours, physical exercise works to elevate mood and reduce anxiety” c. “Reading about stress and how to manage it might be a good place to start” d. “Let’s talk about what is going on in your life and then look at possible options” 48. A patient tells the nurse, “My doctor thinks my problems with stress relate to the negative way I think about things, and he wants me to learn a new way of thinking.” Which response would be in keeping with the doctor’s recommendations?
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49. The patient tells the nurse, “I’ll never be happy until I’m as successful as my older sister.” The nurse asks the patient to reassess this statement and reframe it. Which reframed statement is most likely to promote coping? 50. A patient reports that he is overwhelmed by stress. Which question would be most important to use in assessing the patient during your first meeting? a. “Tell me about the kinds of things you do to reduce or cope with your stress” b. “Tell me about your family history-do any relatives have problems with stress?” c. “Tell me about exercise-how far do you typically run when you go jogging?” d. “Stress can interfere with sleep. How much did you sleep last night?”
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