Quote from Whispera
It's good that you're careful and concerned. I think you're too worried in this instance. Is she able to function daily without seeming groggy?
agree with your entire post, whispera.
i also believe some might interpret you as judgmental.
personally, i believe it was inappropriate for you to share your concerns with the pt.
it likely elevated her anxiety, and was not 'therapeutic' communication.
besides, you don't know the hx of this pt:
how she came to this dosage;
whether she has a high tolerance to ativan;
and, that 7mgs/day is not considered off the charts
bottom line is, if you were so concerned that you couldn't let it go,
you should have conferred with the dr who wrote the script.
or, could have come to an's first, before saying anything at all.
take it for what it's worth.
it is only my