Advice on helping a friend

  1. I am a second year nursing student. I have a dear friend that recently went to the doctor and a specialist and was found to have esophageal tumors, tumors in stomach, and lungs. He was urged to go the the hospital. He is going tommorrow and as a friend I feel the need to go with him, I am sure the news will be devastating, yet he insists on going alone. As a nursing student I have been taught to respect the wishes of the client, yet as a friend I do not feel that he needs to be alone when he is informed of how bad it is. what should I do?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   suebird3
    Post moved for more responses. I, for one, would be available 'just in case'.....

    Suebird
  4. by   leslie :-D
    in the event the news is devastating, i would not want him driving himself home.
    you need to go, even assuring him you will be a silent partner.

    wishing for peace,

    leslie
  5. by   NaomieRN
    If He does not want you to go, dont go. Maybe he has a reason why he does not want anyone around. Just pray for him, that God will protect through it all.

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