Chapter 2: Concepts of Personality Development
1. A jilted college student is admitted to a hospital following a suicide attempt and states,
No one will ever love a loser like me. According to Eriksons theory of personality
Chapter 3: Biological Implications
1. A depressed client states, I have a chemical imbalance in my brain.
I have no control over my behavior. Medications are my only hope to
feel normal again. Which nursing response is appropriate?
Chapter 5: Cultural and Spiritual Concepts Relevant to Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
1. An African American youth, growing up in an impoverished neighborhood, seeks affiliation
with a black gang. Soon he is engaging in theft and assaul
Chapter 15: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
1. A paranoid client presents with bizarre behaviors, neologisms, and thought insertion. Which
nursing action should be prioritized to maintain this clients safety?
Chapter 9: Interventions in Groups
1. During a therapeutic group, which nursing action demonstrates a laissez-faire leadership style?
1. The nurse mandates that all group members reveal an embarrassing personal situation.
2. The nurse asks
Chapter 16: Depressive Disorders
1. A nurse discovers a clients suicide note that details the time, place, and means to commit
suicide. What should be the priority nursing action, and why?
1. Administer lorazepam (Ativan) prn, because the
Chapter 17: Bipolar and Other Related Disorders
1. A highly agitated client paces the unit and states, I could buy and sell this place. The
clients mood fluctuates from fits of laughter to outbursts of anger. Which is the most
Chapter 7: The Nursing Process in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
1. Which statement is most accurate regarding the assessment of clients diagnosed with
1. Medical history is of little significance and can be elimin
Chapter 1: Mental Health and Mental Illness
1. A nurse is assessing a client who is experiencing occasional feelings of sadness because of the
recent death of a beloved pet. The clients appetite, sleep patterns, and daily routine have not
Chapter 13: Neurocognitive Disorders
1. A geriatric nurse is teaching the clients family about the possible cause of delirium. Which
statement by the nurse is most accurate?
1. Taking multiple medications may lead to adverse interactions o
Chapter 14: Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
1. What should be the priority nursing diagnosis for a client experiencing alcohol withdrawal?
1. Risk for injury R/T central nervous system stimulation
2. Disturbed thought processes R/T t
Chapter 10: Intervening in Crises
1. A new mother is concerned about her ability to perform her parental role. She is quite anxious
and ambivalent about leaving the postpartum unit. To offer effective client care, a nurse should
Chapter 8: Milieu TherapyThe Therapeutic Community
1. An angry client on an inpatient unit approaches a nurse stating, Someone took my lunch!
People need to respect others, and you need to do something about this now! The nurses
Chapter 11: The Recovery Model
1. A nursing instructor is teaching about recovery as it applies to mental illness. Which
student statement indicates that further teaching is needed?
1. The goal of recovery is improved health and wellness.
Chapter 12. Complementary and Psychosocial Therapies
1. A nursing instructor is teaching about complementary therapies. Which student statement
indicates that learning has occurred?
1. Complementary therapies view all humans as being biolo
Chapter 4: Ethical and Legal Issues
1. In response to a students question regarding choosing a psychiatric specialty, a charge nurse
states, Mentally ill clients need special care. If I were in that position, Id want a caring nurse
Chapter 6: Relationship Development and Therapeutic Communication
1. What is the most essential task for a nurse to accomplish prior to forming a therapeutic
relationship with a client?
1. Clarify personal attitudes, values, and beliefs.