Study Guide Exam One N129
1. Reise, Lauras Law, Tarasoff
2. Under what conditions can a person be held involuntarily?
3. When can a patient refuse meds or treatment?
4. Autonomy, Beneficence, Veracity,/ examples of each in mental health
5. Conditions of I
Chapter 01: Me, Meds, Milieu
Select the best description of nursing practice in the psychiatric setting.
The nurse primarily serves in a supportive
role to other members of the team.
The multidisciplinary approach eliminates
Chapter 02: Historical Issues
A person says, Now that many state hospitals are closed, patients with
psychiatric problems are free in our community. It is not safe for me. The nurses reply
should be based on knowledge that:
Chapter 08: Learning to Communicate Professionally
Which skill is most important for a nurse preparing to work in the
Chapter 04: Psychobiologic Bases of Behavior
When a nurse administers an anticholinergic drug, it is important to assess
for symptoms associated with inhibition of:
spinal nerve function.
the central nervous system.
Chapter 03: Legal Issues
Considering that a state uses the MNaghten Rule when an individual is on
trial for a crime, what would be most important to document for a nurse caring for a
patient who will soon be tried on murder charges?
Chapter 10: Working with Groups of Patients
A psychiatric nurse clinician on an inpatient unit plans to lead a specialproblems group for withdrawn patients. Which information will be of most assistance as
the nurse prepares for this assign
Chapter 05: Cultural Issues
Culture is defined as a groups shared:
race and ethnicity.
values, beliefs, and norms.
biologic variations and psychological
patterned behavioral responses that
developed over tim
Chapter 06: Spiritual Issues
The patient says, I know Im very sick right now, but I trust that God will
make me better. Based on this statement, the nurse can assess the patients spirituality as
being based in:
Chapter 09: Working with an Individual Patient
A patient is hospitalized for severe depression. Knowing that the patient
will be discharged after a short stay, what is the nurses first priority?
Maximize the benefits of milieu
Chapter 07: Models for Working with Psychiatric Patients
When interacting with patients, it is important for the nurse to recognize
that defense mechanisms:
keep id impulses from gaining control.
protect the ego from excessive anxiet
Riese Hearing (Capacity)
In 1991, the California legislature enacted SB 665, mandating informed consent, emergency
medications and capacity hearings procedures to implement Riese. Riese was the 1987 judicial
decision recognizing mental health patients rig
S-Sex (one point for male)
A- Age (<20 or >44 one point)
D- Depression (I am sad hopeless + helpless)
P- Prior attempt 6 months/1yr ago
R- Rational thinking loss
S- Support systems loss (friend/family)
O- Organized plan
N- No spouse
Client Work Up
Mental Health Nursing N129
Client: Gender: Female
Support Systems / include who person lives with:
Level of Educ.
Current Legal Status:
Bipolar disorder Chapter 17
-Mood: a pervasive and sustained emotion that may have a major influence on a persons perception of
ex: depression, joy anger and anxiety
-affect: an emotional reaction associated with an experience
1. Ch 15 Skip: phases pgs 336 through prodromal phase middle of page 337. I do want you to start reading at
Phase 3 as this is the active phase of the disorder
2. You are not responsible for pgs 339, starting with Biochemical Influences up to page-341. Do
Chapter 16: depression
-occasional blues is normal in healthy people
-pathological depression: occurs when adaption is unsuccessful
-Mood: pervasive and sustained emotion that may have a major influence on a persons perception of the world
HESI RN Patient Review - Rosa
It is important for you to be aware of issues and facts concerning intimate
partner violence. Which of the following statements accurately reflects