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1. As a nurse you are responsible for being a caregiver toward your client. A nurse is also a patient’s advocate. If you over hear a patient speaking with a friend or a family member about how he or she feels about a medical condition; this information should be considered valuable and vital toward caring for your client. Mr. K made a life threatening comment even if it may have sounded rhetorical it is still considered a threat. As a nurse there is no such thing as empty threats. As a nurse you should report the comment that was said word for word to the charge nurse assigned to the client to relate the information to the doctor. The doctor will then hopefully comfort the patient and recommend any alternatives and ask the client his or her opinion on the matter. I believe that it is ok for a nurse to tell someone something he or she overheard if it is beneficial to the patient care and comfort. 2. As a nurse I would first knock on the door or do something to announce my presence to let the patient know I am about to come into the room. I want my patient to still have their privacy and freedom to share whatever thoughts they have weather it is with me their nurse or their spouse. Upon entering the room I would ask a general question “how are you feeling”? I would not let the patient know that I overheard the comment that he made. I would ask open ended questions. I would keep asking questions while I answering as much questions as possible. I would then ask more direct question pertaining to the comment that was made without giving up the nature of the questions. Object of the questioning is not to discourage or build distrust between me and my client but to build a rapport. If the client decides to tell me the
Comment he made or his opinion toward the matter then I will try my best to help ease his anxiety or disbelief. If my client decides that he does not…...

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