A resident has been given a diagnosis of terminal cancer and a prognosis of one month to live. The resident tells a nursing assistant that the testing laboratory made a mistake and he needs to have his results re-tested. Which of the following would be the best response from the nursing assistant?
A. The nursing assistant should explain to the resident that healthcare professionals do not make mistakes.
B. The nursing assistant should explain alternative medicine choices to the resident.
C. The nursing assistant should understand that denial is a normal part of the grief process.
D. The nursing assistant should reassure the resident that death is nothing to fear.
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