A nurse is caring for a 37-year-old male diabetic patient admitted post operatively below-knee amputation as a result of poor wound healing after a motor vehicle accident. Which of the following comments by the patient indicates ineffective coping with his post-operative recovery?
Select all that apply.
A. “When can I start physical therapy so I learn how to move around again?”
B. “I am going to work with a prosthetics specialist to fit a new lower limb.”
C. “Just order me a wheelchair, it’s not like I’m going to walk with one leg.”
D. “I will ensure that my blood sugars are appropriately managed.”
E. “I don’t want to see my leg. This is just a bad dream.”