A 40-year-old woman is talking to a home care nurse about her husband's infidelity and their subsequent divorce. The woman asks the nurse about providing for her children after her husband moves out. Which is an example of the nurse utilizing the planning portion of this patients plan of care?


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- The nurse helps the woman find a counselor

- The nurse asks the woman how she feels about divorce

- The nurse finds out where the children go to school

- The nurse determines that the woman is helped by therapy


The planning portion of the plan of care involves the nurse making arrangements for the patient and outlining what interventions will be needed in the situation. In this situation, the nurse plans for the patients emotional care by making arrangements for her to see a counselor to further talk through her feelings of loss.

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