John Repeats His Request To The Nurse
John is a 37-year-old patient who has recently attempted suicide. The nurse has brought John bath linens for
1.John is a 37-year-old patient who has recently attempted suicide. The nurse has brought John bath linens for
his bath. The psychiatric nurse’s cell phone rings, and she answers and speaks to a friend. John is telling the nurse that his mother is visiting him this afternoon, and he does not want her to know why he has been admitted to the psychiatric unit. The nurse asks, What did you say? John repeats his request to the nurse. The nurse tells John, I will not share information with your family or friends without your permission.
That afternoon, John’s mother visits him and asks the psychiatric nurse the reason her son has been admitted for treatment. The nurse tells John’s mother that he took a bottle of Tylenol and that a friend took him to the emergency room. (Learning Objectives: 1 and 4)
a.What component of the nurse-client relationship has the nurse violated?
b.When the nurse answers her phone to take a personal call while with the patient, John, what are the consequences of her actions?