arrange for a hemodialysis client to speak with her
leave the client alone
Number 2 is correct.
Establishing therapeutic communication by sitting quietly with the client demonstrates compassion. A referral may be warranted, but the test question seeks the correct action to be taken by the nurse. Arranging for a hemodialysis client to speak with her does not allow the client to explore her feelings with the nurse. Leaving the client alone fails to establish a therapeutic relationship with the nurse.