Cause: An elderly patient is sitting in bed taking a nap. A tray of uneaten food is on the bedside table. The nurse comes into the room.
Think of a few ideas of what the nurse could say to start a therapeutic conversation with this patient. Provide references to support your statements. Please use your textbook.
Patient: “Oh, don’t bother with me. I don’t have much time left in this world. And I don’t have much to live for anyway.”
Nurse: Think of a few therapeutic responses. Provide references to support your statements. Please use your textbook.