A patient receiving multiple electroconvulsive treatments states to the nurse: "I can't remember where I put anything. I am always confused and lose everything." Which of the following responses by the nurse is most appropriate?

"I understand that your memory loss and confusion are upsetting you. Can you tell me more?"


•This statement by the nurse expresses empathy and ends with an open-ended question to allow for further discussion.

•The other statements do no express empathy or encourage further discussion.

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