A psychiatric nursing assistant says, “I get annoyed with patients who self-mutilate over things other people would ignore. I think they just do it to get attention.” What is the nurse’s best response to take advantage of this teachable moment?
A) “Many people feel the way you do.If you are unable to come to terms with the issue, we can transfer you.”
B) “Self-mutilation is a serious problem.Patients with this personality disorder may complete suicide.”
C) “We have to consider each case individually.Some are manipulative, and others are serious.”
D) “You seem to be having difficulty empathizing and remaining nonjudgmental.”