A client with vaginal cancer and a radioactive vaginal implant is anxious and asks if her husband can stay the night with the client. The nurse should explain to the client that:

 

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- Visitation is limited to thirty minutes when the implant is in place.

- Overnight stays by family members is against hospital policy

- There is no need for him to stay because staffing is adequate

- His wife will rest much better knowing that he is at home.

Rationale

Despite the client’s anxiety, visitation is limited to thirty minutes when the implant is in place.

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