1. During morning rounds, your patient states, “I will never get better, I can’t get any sleep in this place…can you help me?” What are some independent nursing interventions you could implement to assist this patient?”
2. What is your family’s cultural background? How do your various family members respond to pain? Is your response to pain consistent with your cultural influence?
3. As a nurse, how would you respond if you were caring for a patient with a terminal illness who said to you, “I am in such pain and I can’t take it anymore, please help me die now.”
4. A patient is stressed about an upcoming surgery and asks you to pray with her. Would you? Is this the role of the RN? How could you facilitate prayer with the patient?