Posted: June 22nd, 2017
Since admission 4 days ago, a client has refused to take a shower, stating, “There are poison crystals hidden in the shower head. They’ll kill me if I take a shower.” Which nursing action is most appropriate?
A. Dismantling the showerhead and showing the client that there is nothing in it
B. Explaining that other clients are complaining about the client’s body odor
C. Asking a security officer to assist in giving the client a shower
D. Accepting these fears and allowing the client to take a sponge bath
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