A 68-year-old woman has arrived for a scheduled abdominal com-puted tomography (CT) scan in the radiology department where you work as a tech. A part of the process of preparing the patient for the scan is to have her ingest a contrast agent in the form of a drink—sort of […]
A 67-year-old man with emphysema who has had to come to radiol-ogy for a chest x-ray is angry. He says he just had a chest x-ray done last week at another doctor’s office and your office should have the films by now. “Clearly, all of you here are incompetent,” he […]
Briefly explain the difference between an assertive and an aggressive style of communication. 2 List three HCP-generated roadblocks to therapeutic communication and explain why they are significant. Describe a clinical situation in which such roadblocks may occur and explain how to resolve them. 3 List three patient-generated roadblocks to therapeutic […]
Mr. Berger was admitted to the hospital because he had decreased sensation and poor circulation in his left leg. He complained to the nurse that his leg was cold and asked for a heating pad. The nurse told the nursing assistant to place a hot water bottle on the patient’s […]
How can a nurse demonstrate that they are sensitive to others’ needs (this can be a client, a family member, or friend) in terms of their response to and ability to deal with illness and achieve and maintain wellness. Be specific. Describe two attitudes and behaviors.