While conducting a survivor assessment of Ms. Williams, which question asked by Tyrone is most appropriate?

While conducting a survivor assessment of Ms. Williams, which question asked by Tyrone is most appropriate?

Ms. Rosa Williams is a patient on the oncology unit who is admitted for complications related to treatment for ovarian cancer. Ms. Williams is a 72 y/o African American widow and mother of 5 children and grandmother of 17 grandchildren.˜Ms. Williams is admitted to the oncology unit for treatment of a bowel obstruction secondary to her pain medication regimen.

˜    Tyrone is the nursing student assigned to care for Ms. Williams. Tyrone is in his third semester of nursing school. Tyrone enters Ms. Williams’ room, introduces himself, and explains that he will be conducting a health history and assessment to establish a baseline for Ms. Williams’ care. ˜Ms. Williams tells Tyrone that he reminds her of her eighth grandchild and agrees to comply with his gathering of information.

˜ While conducting a survivor assessment of Ms. Williams, which question asked by Tyrone is most appropriate?

“My grandmother died of cancer last year. It’s a terrible disease don’t you think?”