A terminally ill patient is hospitalized as she nears the end of her life. The nurse is caring for the patient when she starts to cry and tells the nurse how much she will miss her family. The nurse sits down at the side of the bed to listen. In this situation, the nurse is demonstrating which therapeutic intervention?

 

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- Presence

- Touch

- Compassion

- Honesty

Rationale

Presence is a therapeutic intervention that involves being near to someone and simply being present. Often, a hurting person wants someone near, as having another person nearby can be comforting. The nurse does not need to give advice and does not necessarily even need to talk, but her presence conveys an attitude of caring by staying with the patient.

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