Which of the following observed client behaviors would lead a nurse to evaluate a member as assuming a maintenance group role? (Select all that apply.)
A. A client decreases conflict within the group by encouraging compromise.
B. A client offers recognition and acceptance of others.
C. A client outlines the task at hand and proposes solutions.
D. A client listens attentively to group interaction.
E. A client uses the group to gain sympathy from others.
ANS: A, B, D
The nurse should identify clients who decrease conflict within the group, offer recognition and acceptance of others, and listen attentively to group interaction as assuming a maintenance group role. There are member roles within each group. Maintenance roles include the compromiser, the encourager, the follower, the gatekeeper, and the harmonizer.