The nurse enters the room of an agitated client with which she has an established helping relationship. When the nurse asks the client, "what is the matter?" the client replies, "oh, nothing's wrong, I'll be fine in a little while." What is the nurse's best response?
- Allow the client a few minutes alone & return to complete care.
- Say, "that's okay."
- Ask the client to tell you what's bothering them
- Sit down at the client's bedside and wait a few minutes in silence