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Select the best comment for a nurse to begin an interview with an elderly patient.

a. "I am a nurse. Are you familiar with what nurses do?"
b. "Hello. I am going to ask you some questions to get to know you better."
c. "You look comfortable and ready to participate in an admission interview. Shall we get started?"
d. "Hello. My name is _______ and I am a nurse. How you would like to be addressed by staff?"

Marked as best answer by tatauu79


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The correct opening identifies the nurse's role and politely seeks direction for addressing the patient in a way that will make him or her comfortable. This is particularly important when a considerable age difference exists between the nurse and the patient. The nurse should address patients by name and not assume patients want to be called by a first name. The nurse should always introduce self.

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