As you visit your patient during rounds, you notice a thin child who is shy and not mingling with the group who seemed to be visitors of the patient. You offered him food but his mother told you not to mind him as he is not eating much while all of them are eating during that time. As a nurse, what will you do?

  • inform social service desk on suspected case of child neglect

  • ignore incident since the child is under the responsibility of the mother

  • raise the situation to your head nurse and discuss with her what intervention might be done to help the child