Posted: September 30th, 2017
Mrs. Smith was admitted to the emergency department of Nurseslabs Medical Center with a fractured arm. She explains to the nurse that her injury resulted when she provoked her drunken husband, Mr. Smith, who then pushed her. Which of the following best describes the nurse’s understanding of the wife’s explanation?
A. Mrs. Smith’s explanation is appropriate acceptance of her responsibility.
B. Mrs. Smith’s explanation is an atypical reaction of an abused woman.
C. Mrs. Smith’s explanation is evidence that the woman may be an abuser as well as a victim.
D. Mrs. Smith’s explanation is a typical response of a victim accepting blame for the abuser.
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