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heard by the client, necessitate the implementation of safety measures as a priority. The incorrect options areinappropriate and do not reinforce reality or provide important information to the nurse.Test-Taking Strategy: Note the strategic word “initially” in the query of the question. Use prioritization skills and yourknowledge of therapeutic communication techniques to answer the question. The correct answer is the only option thatwill provide the nurse with important additional assessment data. If you had difficulty with this question, reviewinterventions for the client experiencing auditory hallucinations.A client has a diagnosis ofdependent personality disorder. Which goal is most appropriate for this client?A) Adherence to a no-self-harm contractB) Avoiding situations that increase anxietyC) Using the problem-solving process effectivelyD) Refraining from engaging in compulsive behaviorsRationale: The client with dependent personality disorder exhibits an unusually strong need to be cared for and hasdifficulty making personal choices and every day decisions in fear of making the wrong decision. An appropriate goalwould be for the client to use the problem-solving process effectively in everyday situations. The client described in thequestion does not exhibit any suicidal traits, nor does he suffer from an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder or ananxiety disorder.
Test-Taking Strategy: Use the process of elimination. Noting the client’s diagnosis and the strategic word “dependent”will direct you to the correct option. Review the characteristics of dependent personality disorder if you had difficulty withthis question.A nurse completes the initial assessment for a new client in a maximum-security prison who has been sentenced to servea life sentence without parole. What should the nurse include as a priority in the treatment plan for this client?

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