The article describes a nursing experience with a powerlessness patient suffering from acute viral hepatitis exacerbation-induced fulminant hepatic failure. The period of care ran from 13 November 2007 to 17 January 2008. The Gordon 11-item health assessment scale was used to identify nursing process problems. Nursing diagnosis results included excessive fluid volumes, altered thought processes, anxiety, and physical powerlessness. Thus, while monitoring the patient’s physical condition, the nurse provided psychological support, teaching and information about the disease during patient hospitalization. The purpose was to promote patient and family abilities to deal with the illness and preparation for self-care after discharge, and, thus, enhance self control through reduced anxiety.