A nurse working on the postpartum unit of the hospital is providing post discharge planning for a young woman three days after delivery. The young woman shares that she is

A nurse working on the postpartum unit of the hospital is providing post discharge planning for a young woman three days after delivery. The young woman shares that she is a single mom who lost her part time job because of the pregnancy and has no one to help her at home. She doesn’t have any supplies for the baby and does not have a crib. How does the nurse respond?
1)Refuse to discharge the baby with his mother.
2)Refer to the local home visiting program for new mothers and children less than 5 years of age to help link her with services.
3)File a report with child protective services to remove the baby from this unsafe environment.
4)Request a psych consult for the mother.


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