A patient scheduled for a coronary catheterization is expressing concerns about whether this procedure is best. How should the nurse respond to address 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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