While terminating the therapeutic nurse-client relationship, which action should be avoided?

  • raise a new issue with the client
  • review accomplishments of the relationship
  • refer the client to a community support group
  • allow the client to express his feelings about ending the relationship
Number 1 is correct.
Raising new issues during the ending phase of a relationship is counterproductive. The other actions are consistent with appropriate termination of a therapeutic relationship.