A client is considering having a tuballigation, and she tells the nurse that sheis uncertain if it is the right thing to do.Which of the following is an appropriateresponse by the nurse?Discuss the client's feelings about theprocedure. - The nurse should encourage the client todiscuss her feelings about the procedure inorder to explore her emotions and whatconcerns she might have.
A client is returning home from a nursing carefacility following rehabilitation for acerebrovascular accident. The client now walkswith a walker. The home care nurse rearrangesthe furniture, removes throw rugs, and arrangesfor grab bars to be installed in the bathroom.These actions reflect the nurse's attention towhich of the following ethical principles?Nonmaleficence - Nonmaleficence is the requirement to dono harm and to protect clients from harm ifthey cannot protect themselves. The actionstaken in this situation are important for theprevention of injuries due to falling.A client on a general surgical unit tells anurse that staff members are notanswering his call light promptly. Theclient requests to be transferred toanother unit. Which of the followingactions should the nurse take first?Ask the client to verbalize his expectations. - The first action the nurse should take usingthe nursing process is to assess; therefore,the first action the nurse should take is toassess the client's feelings and clarify hisexpectations.A client presents to a neighborhoodhealth clinic frequently with reports ofdepression. The client, who is involved inan emotionally abusive marriage, feelstrapped and does not know where to gethelp. Which of the following is the bestnursing action?Refer the client to a local organization thatassists people who are in unhealthyrelationships. - Battered spouse groups have speciallytraining individuals and support networks forassisting people who are involved in abusiverelationships. This is the best nursing actionA client's spouse wishes to be presentwhen the client's organs are harvested inthe surgical suite. The nurse believes thismay be an ethical issue for which hedoes not have the answer. Which of thefollowing is the first action that the nurseshould take?Review institutional policy to determine ifthis practice is allowed. - Ethical decision making is used when thereare no clear right and wrong answers. Thepresence of an institutional policy regardingthe situation may resolve the nurse's questionfor this situation.A client who has undergone a coronaryarterial bypass graft procedure has beenassigned a case manager. When the casemanager introduces herself, she shoulddescribe her role to the client as a nursewho will befacilitating the use of cost effective care measures andensuring a timely discharge - A case manager is usually assigned to a client early inthat client's hospitalization. The goal of the casemanager is to minimize costs and maximize outcomes ina time frame consistent with reimbursement guidelines.
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