As a nurse works with an adolescent with cystic fibrosis, the nurse begins to notice that he appears depressed and talks about suicide and feelings of worthlessness. This is an important factor to consider in planning for his care because:
It may be a bid for attention and an indication that more diversionary activity should be planned for him
No threat of suicide should be ignored or challenged in any way
He needs to be observed carefully for signs that his depression has been relieved
He needs to be confronted with his feelings and forced to work through them
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