A 17-year-old client has a T-4 spinal cord injury. At present, he is learning to catheterize himself. When he says, "This is too much trouble. I would rather just have a Foley.'' An appropriate response for the RN teaching him would be:
"I know. It is a lot to learn. In the long run, though, you will be able to reduce infections if you do an intermittent catheterization program.''
"It is not too much trouble. This is the best way to manage urination.''
"OK. I'll ask your physician if we can replace the Foley.''
"You need to learn this because your doctor ordered it.''
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