A patient scheduled for a coronary catheterization is expressing concerns about whether this procedure is best for him. How should the nurse respond to assess the patient's concerns?

"Tell me more about how this procedure concerns you."


• This is an open-ended question that uses therapeutic language and assesses for the specific concerns that need to be addressed

• Incorrect: "Have you signed the consent?" and "Have you read the brochure?" are close-ended questions and are dismissive of his fears 

• Incorrect: "How does your wife feel?" does not address the patient's concerns 

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