Following a bilateral mastectomy, a 50-year-old patient refuses to eat, discourages visitors, and pays little attention to her appearance. One morning the nurse enters the room to see the patient with her hair combed and makeup applied. Which of the following is the best response from the nurse?
“I See that you’re Combed Your Hair and Put On Makeup.”
A patient diagnosed with major depressive disorder has a nursing diagnosis of chronic low self-esteem related to negative view of self. Which of the following would be the most appropriate cognitive intervention by the nurse?
Focus on Identifying Strengths and Accomplishments
Several staff members complain about a patient’s constant questions such as “Should I have a cup of coffee or a cup of tea?” and “Should I take a shower now or wait until later?” Which interpretation of the patient’s behavior helps the nurses provide optimal care?
Inability to Make Decisions Reflects a Self-Concept Issue