Recent test had this question on it. I personally do not think that any of the responses are correct. Teacher says option C. What do you think . . . .Please back your response up with references.
A client says, "I drink so much water every day you'd think I would have diarrhea, not constipation!" An appropriate response for the nurse to make to this client is:
A. "You're obviously not drinking enough water!"
B. "You are dehydrated."
C. "Your body only absorbs about 1 liter of water a day."
D. "Are you sure you're drinking as much as you think you are?"
I can see your point Mandychelle79.
Last edit by TexHaws on Jun 27, '11
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I would have to agree with Mandy and focus on therapeutic communication more than anything else. I would have picked C.
Last edit by raskol on Jun 27, '11
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