The nurse is caring for a client with schizophrenia who experiences auditory hallucinations. The client appears to be listening to someone who isn’t visible. He gestures, shouts angrily, and stops shouting in mid-sentence. Which nursing intervention is the most appropriate?
a) Approach the client and touch him to get his attention.
b) Encourage the client to go to his room where he’ll experience fewer distractions.
c) Acknowledge that the client is hearing voices but make it clear that the nurse doesn’t hear these voices.
d) Ask the client to describe what the voices are saying.