i was chatting with my friends on a similar forum, and i was told that one of my friends has a renal lesion. well, i told him this(with translation):
i'm sure everything will be fine
my ci survived uterine cancer. i'm sure wala lang yan [im sure its nothing]. omg!
di ako pwede maging nurse[i can't be a nurse]. i'm mentioning cancer. pinakaba pa kita lalo[i made you even more nervous]. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
anyway, ipacheck mo till[have it checked]. better to be safe than sorry
and then, one of my friends, who also is a nursing student, told me that it was giving false reassurance, and that if ever i do become a rn, my license could be revoked if i did this. omg!!!!!!!!!!! :uhoh21:
it's scary! well, i had tests before, and it was asking for the "most therapeutic" answer, and my answers were like : "im sure you'll be fine"
i do get the rationale why it is highly not recommended, because if the patient doesn't end up fine, his relatives or something could come after your head and say "you said he'd be okay! liar!"
but, how do i nicely say that "there's a chance your renal lesion could damage your kidneys and potentially ruin your life, literally." in a nice way that isn't misleading and isn't a form of false reassurance?