A child with a recent kidney transplant has requested to have the same nurse every day. Which of the following is the best response?

"We will try to assign the same nurse to you, but this may be difficult on some days due to staffing issues."


•Assigning the same nurses to a patient should be encouraged. This will promote continuity of care and decrease patient anxiety. It should be explained that while this can be the goal, it cannot be guaranteed due to staffing considerations.

Incorrect options:

•Having a variety of nurses does not ensure quality of care.

•Overinvolvement should be considered when making patient assignments, but in this situation there is no evidence of overinvolvement.

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