A patient has been admitted with a radial fracture. Which of the following patient statements legally requires further investigation by the nurse?

"I''m afraid my boyfriend will find out I came to the hospital."
"My boyfriend was very angry with me."

Explanation

•"My boyfriend was very angry with me" and "I'm afraid my boyfriend will find out I came to the hospital." These statements along with the patient's injury, suggests domestic abuse. The nurse should investigate further.

•The other statements are common and do not legally require follow-up.

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