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Upon awakening in the PACU, a 3-year-old patient is inconsolable and refuses the attention of the nurse. The perianesthesia nurse is aware that this behavior is considered:
- a normal response of the protest phase of separation anxiety.
- passive resistance which is often used by toddlers.
- to be related to the pain of surgery.
- to be frustration related to the lack of privacy.