Which of the following activities is least effective in preventing sensory deprivation during a client’s stay in the cardiac care unit?
1. Watching television.
2. Visiting with family.
3. Reading the newspaper.
4. Keeping the door closed to provide privacy.
Keeping the client’s door closed is likely to contribute to feelings of isolation and sensory deprivation. Such activities as watching television, visiting with a relative, and reading a newspaper help prevent sensory deprivation and yet do not require physical effort.
CN: Psychosocial adaptation; CL: Synthesize