Posted: September 30th, 2017
A client diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder is admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit for evaluation and medication stabilization. Which therapeutic communication technique used by the nurse is an example of a broad opening?
A. “What occurred prior to the rape, and when did you go to the emergency department?”
B. “What would you like to talk about?”
C. “I notice you seem uncomfortable discussing this.”
D. “How can we help you feel safe during your stay here?
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