You are running a group therapy session, allowing each of the patients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. One patient states “I just feel so overwhelmed and depressed. My whole life is driving my kids around, cleaning my house, and cooking dinner for my family. I just can’t do it all anymore.” Another patient replied “Everyone has to do that. Quit playing the victim.” This greatly upset the first patient who starts crying uncontrollably. What should you do?
In your post, describe what actions would be most appropriate for the nurse to take in order to restore a positive milieu during the group.