An older woman is brought to the emergency department. When caring for the client, the nurse notes..

An older woman is brought to the
emergency department. When caring for the client, the nurse notes old and new
ecchymotic areas on both of the client’s arms and buttocks. The nurse asks the
client how the bruises were sustained. The client, although reluctant, tells
the nurse in confidence that her daughter frequently hits her if she gets in
the way. Which is the appropriate nursing response?

 1. “I have a legal obligation to
report this type of abuse.” 2. “I promise I won’t tell anyone, but let’s see
what we can do about this.” 3. “Let’s talk about ways that will prevent your
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An older woman is brought to the
emergency department. When caring for the client, the nurse notes old and new
ecchymotic areas on both of the client’s arms and buttocks. The nurse asks the
client how the bruises were sustained. The client, although reluctant, tells
the nurse in confidence that her daughter frequently hits her if she gets in
the way. Which is the appropriate nursing response?

 1. “I have a legal obligation to
report this type of abuse.” 2. “I promise I won’t tell anyone, but let’s see
what we can do about this.” 3. “Let’s talk about ways that will prevent your
daughter from hitting you.” 4. “This should not be happening. If it happens
again, you must call the emergency department.

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