While taking a client’s health history, a nurse learns that, when under stress, a client routinely

uses an excessive amount of alcohol. The client states that a spouse constantly yells at the client

about the chronic alcohol abuse. Which reported action should the nurse associate with the use of

the defense mechanism of denial?


A. Hiding liquor bottles in a closet.

B. Yelling at their son for slouching in his chair.

C. Burning dinner on purpose.

D. Saying to the spouse, “I don’t drink too much!»