The family of a hospice client wishes to visit at midnight. Which of the following actions by the nurse would be the most appropriate?

  • tell the family that visiting hours are over
  • ask the client if he wishes to see his family
  • allow two family members to visit at a time
  • provide entrance for the entire family to visit
Number 2 is correct.
The nurse should give the client a sense of control by asking if he wishes to see his family. Clients in hospice typically have open visiting hours. Hospice environments encourage family visits, and neither limit the number of visitors (in this case, to two) nor disallow large groups of visitors.