Which of the following statements forms a valid basis for the nurse practitioner’s plan for treatment?
A nurse practitioner is providing care for a 40-year-old male who is experiencing chronic insomnia in recent months while going through a divorce and child custody proceedings. The man is requesting a prescription for “sleeping pills” to help him through this time. Which of the following statements forms a valid basis for the nurse practitioner’s plan for treatment? (Points : 0.4)
Sedative and hypnotic drugs will not provide safe relief of the man’s health problem.
The man is suffering from primary insomnia.
Melatonin supplements will be the safest and most effective long-term pharmacological treatment.
Behavioral therapies, counseling, and education may be of some use to the patient.