ng Process: You are caring for a 29-yrs old woman who is married with two small children, ages 1 and 3 at home. She is recuperating from left lower lobectomy for bronchogenic carinoma. Although her chest x-rays show full lung expansion, she has a persist
She has persistent air leak, Therefore, she continues to need chest tube for suction and must remain hospitalized. Six days after surgery she is sad, depressed, and not eating. She states that she does notfeel she will ever get better or go home. How you use your knowledge of coping process to help her.