CASE STUDY. CULTURAL DIVERSITY
2. You are a nurse caring for a 79-year-old man, a retired railroad worker who was
admitted with dizziness and a history of falling. During your shift, your nursing
assistant reports (with frustration) that the patient refuses to use his urinal
while in bed and insists on standing bedside or walking to the bathroom to
eliminate. The assistant requests a physician’s order for urinal use in bed only.
What are your appropriate actions in this scenario? (Learning Objective 6)
a. What questions should you ask yourself in this situation?
b. What teaching (and to whom) could be involved in resolving the situation?