Ch 1: Nursing Today
1. improves self-health care
2. protects patients confidentiality
3. ensures identical care to all patients
4. defines the principles of right and wrong to provide patient care
As you prepare E.B. for surgery, he is quiet and withdrawn. He follows instructions quietly and slowly without asking questions. His son and daughter are at his bedside, and they also are very quiet. Finally, E.B. tells his family, "I don't want to go like your mother did. She lingered on and had so much pain. I don't want them to bring me back.''
What is your assessment of E.B.'s behavior at this time?