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Scenario 1: You are in a patient’s room performing a treatment. The patient, who has a type of cancer that is always fatal, has just been told of his condition. While you are there, a man visiting a patient in the next bed begins to describe the horror of his wife’s last days before she died of cancer. The patient becomes increasingly tense and finally begins to sob. Answer the following questions: 1. What can you do to console or reassure this patient? The first thing I will do in this situation is take the visitor aside and explain to him that this is not the right time to be talking about this subject. I will obviously stop the treatment and give time to my patient to process the incident and express his/her feelings if he/she wants to

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