A 20-year-old woman has arrived to the birthing center in early labor with her mother because her husband is out of town. The patient appears to be tolerating her labor well. The mother is very talkative, constantly mentioning about how proud she is of her daughter for not needing any medications, just like she did. During one of the moments the mother is out of the room, the patient begs the nurse for some pain medication.
- How should the nurse handle this situation?
- What nursing diagnoses apply to this situation?
- What options are available to this patient?