Nursing Management and Leadership

Patient M, a woman, 34 years of age, is in critical condition and is scheduled for emergency surgery following a severe motor vehicle accident. You have been informed

that her two children have been killed in the crash. She is almost hysterical and is asking you repeatedly about the condition of her children as you prepare her for

emergency surgery. Do you tell the mother the truth about her children at this time or wait until after the surgery?

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