Chapter 11: Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Varcarolis: Essentials to Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2nd Edition Revised
1. A nurse wishes to teach alternative coping strategies to a patient exper
PATIENT CARE SIMULATION
Student Simulation Resource Sheet
Patient Name: LaVerne Green
Age: 65 years
Patient Location: Acute Care Facility-Med/Surg Unit
History: LaVerne was admitted yesterday with history fever (104 degrees), sh
1. The nurse is providing care for an older adult man whose diagnosis of dementia has
recently led to urinary incontinence. When planning this patient's care, what
intervention should the nurse avoid?
A) Scheduled toileting
B) Indwelling catheter
1. An elderly patient has presented to the clinic with a new diagnosis of osteoarthritis. The
patient's daughter is accompanying him and you have explained why the incidence of
chronic diseases tends to increase with age. What rationale for this phenomeno
1. A baby is born with what the physician believes is a diagnosis of trisomy 21. This
means that the infant has three number 21 chromosomes. What factor describes the
etiology of this genetic change?
A) The mother also has genetic mutation of chromosome 2
1. A nurse is meeting with a young woman who has recently lost her job after moving
with her husband to a new city. She describes herself as being anxious and pretty
depressed. What principle of stress and adaptation should be integrated into the nurse's
1. In a small, rural hospital the nurse is caring for a patient who speaks a language other
than English. The nurse needs to use an interpreter to communicate but the hospital
does not have access to an interpreter who speaks the patient's language. When
1. A nurse has been offered a position on an obstetric unit and has learned that the unit
offers therapeutic abortions, a procedure which contradicts the nurse's personal beliefs.
What is the nurse's ethical obligation to these patients?
A) The nurse shou
1. A nurse has been working with Mrs. Griffin, a 71-year-old patient whose poorly
controlled type 1 diabetes has led to numerous health problems. Over the past several
years Mrs. Griffin has had several admissions to the hospital medical unit, and the
1. A school nurse is teaching a 14-year-old girl of normal weight some of the key factors
necessary to maintain good nutrition in this stage of her growth and development. What
interventions should the nurse most likely prioritize?
A) Decreasing her calor
1. A community health nurse has scheduled a hypertension clinic in a local shopping mall
in which shoppers have the opportunity to have their blood pressure measured and learn
about hypertension. This nursing activity would be an example of which type of
1. The public health nurse is presenting a health promotion class to a group of new
mothers. How should the nurse best define health?
A) Health is being disease free.
B) Health is having fulfillment in all domains of life.
C) Health is having psychologica
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