Nurse Jackie is planning to utilize reminiscence with an elder client. The nurse’s role in this intervention is.. use themes or props to stimulate discussion

Nurse Jackie is planning to utilize reminiscence with an elder client. The nurse’s role in this intervention is:
a. remind the client when they repeat themselves
b. focus on the happy memories, not the sad ones
c. probe for details of memories shared
d. use themes or props to stimulate discussion

Answer D. Themes or props can be used to stimulate discussion during reminiscence therapy. This can be particularly helpful in group settings. Elder clients should be allowed to repeat themselves during the discussion and not have attention drawn to the repetition. During the process of reminiscence both sad and happy memories are shared. The sharing of both should be encouraged. The nurse should avoid probing or pushing for details. The elder should be allowed to share informally and spontaneously.

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