8.A nurse says to an older adult who is being cared for at home, Tell me what your life was like whenyou were first married. What does this statement encourage the patient to do? Test Bank - Fundamentals of Nursing (9th Edition by Taylor) 184
A) Explain why he or she has certain emotions.B) Become more introspective and self-focused.C) Practice life review or reminiscence.D) Look backward with regret for undone tasks. 9.An older adult, newly widowed, has been unable to adjust to her change in roles or form newrelationships. What is this experience called? 10.What is one reason for the middle-aged spread often seen in middle adults? 11.A nurse teaches adults preventive measures to avoid problems of middle adult years. Which of thefollowing are the major health problems during the middle adult years? 12.Which of the following statements is true for nursing care of older adults? A) Most older adults are unable to care for themselves independently. Test Bank - Fundamentals of Nursing (9th Edition by Taylor) 185
B) Most older adults are functional, benefiting from health-oriented interventions.C) Fewer older adults will require nursing care during the 21st century.D) Interventions for older adults are no different from those for young adults. 13.A nurse is developing a plan of care for an older adult with chronic heart disease. Which of thefollowing factors must be considered? 14.Mrs. Ash, an 88-year-old woman who lives alone, has deficits in vision and hearing. Her blood pressuremedicine is making her dizzy. What response to these health problems would the home health nurseidentify?
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