A patient with Cushing syndrome has become more withdrawn from friends and relatives because of changes in her appearance. Upon admission to the healthcare center, the nurse gives the patient a nursing diagnosis of Social Isolation related to discomfort with others and feelings of rejection by other people. Which of the following nursing interventions is most appropriate in this situation?

 

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- Help the patient to consider what small changes she could make to integrate herself into the community and make new friends

- Help the client to monitor her diet to include more sources of carbohydrates from whole grains and vegetables

- Assist the patient with finding a church that she can join

- Teach the patient to verbalize I feel that you are rejecting me when in social circles

Rationale

Social isolation can be seen among some patients who struggle with their appearance because of endocrine dysfunction. Social isolation leads to loneliness and the patient may feel sad or depressed because of lack of social interaction. The nurse may help the patient in this situation to make small changes in her lifestyle that could slowly integrate her back into the community where she could meet new people and expand her network of friends.

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