The nurse is caring for a client with a stress-related problem. The client informs the nurse that he has two good job offers. One job offer will help the client settle in New York, something he has always dreamt of, whereas the other offer will keep him close to his family with a good raise. The client is stressed because he is unable to make a decision. The nurse suggests that the client use therapeutic coping strategies. What does the suggestion of the nurse imply?
a)It means that the client is asked to leave both the offers that are causing stress.
b)It means the client is asked to seek professional assistance.
c)It means that the client needs to go in for therapy to clear his mind.
d)It means the client is asked to resort to mood-altering substances.
b. it means the client is asked to seek professional assistance. (When a client seeks professional assistance in a crisis, it means that the client is using therapeutic coping strategies. Other coping strategies include using problem-solving techniques, demonstrating assertive behavior, practicing progressive relaxation, and turning to a comforting other or higher power. Nontherapeutic coping strategies refers to when a client is using mind- and mood-altering substances, hostility and aggression, excessive sleep, avoidance of conflict, and abandonment of social activities.)