A child admitted with a gunshot wound to the head, accidentally inflicted by an older sibling. The parents are overcome with grief and appear to be ignoring the following statements made by the older sibling: “It was an accident; I didn’t mean to do it; I’m sorry!” Which of the following actions by the nurse would be most appropriate?
A. Discuss the importance of gun safety with the older sibling while the parents are at the bedside.
B. Seek additional support for the parents for ways they can assist the older sibling
C. Tell the parents that they need to provide support for the older sibling
D. Tell the older sibling, “Accidents happen; I know you didn’t mean to do it.”