The nurse is caring for a patient with a mental disorder. The nurse notes that the
patient also has chronic leukemia. Which action by the nurse is an ethical practice
to maintain confidentiality of the patient's medical history?
Discussion of the pati
Which nursing intervention best builds a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship?
Actively listening as the patient expresses his or her thoughts and feelings.
Intervening when the patient begins to state beliefs that come from his or her illn
Which behavior would support a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) in a preschool child? Select all that apply.
Reluctant to engage in previously enjoyed activities
Frequent displays of irritability and negativ
A nurse cares for a patient who originally emigrated from Vietnam but who has now
lived in the United States for many years. Which statement demonstrates this
person has adopted the American view regarding health care services? The patient
A primary health care provider is planning therapy for a patient with narcissistic
personality disorder. What treatment option does the nurse anticipate
as most effective for the patient?
While reviewing a patient's medical report, the nurse finds out that there is an
increase in gray matter in left temporal area of the patient's brain. Which behavioral
symptoms does the nurse correlate with this report? Select all that apply.
Mental HealthExam 1 review
Concepts of mental health/mental illness are culturally definedsome cultures are quite liberal in the
range of acceptable behaviors, others have very little tolerance for behaviors that deviate from norm
Personality DisordersCh. 23
Common Characteristics of Personality Disorders
Inflexible & maladaptive responses to stress
Disability in social & professional relationships
Ability to evoke interpersonal conflict
Capacity to cause irritation or distres
Schizophrenia & Other PsychosesCh. 15 (ATI: 14 & 22)
Schizophrenia term coined in 1908 by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler
* derived from the Greek skhizo (split) and phren (mind)
Effective tx requires comprehensive, multidis
Disorders of Children & AdolescentsCh. 24 (ATI: 23, 26, 30, & 31)
Sx of mental illness are manifested differently in children, than in adults
You can determine if a childs behavior indicates a mental or emotional problem, if the behavior:
Running Head: FILM REVIEW & REPORT
Film Review and Report
Armstrong Atlantic State University
NURS 3535: Mental Health Nursing
April 02, 2014
FILM REVIEW & REPORT
Do the characters in the movie exhibit any signs and symptoms of a sp
Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology
C156/WTT Task 1
Student id: 000273119
Our one hundred bed hospital is in need of updating from paper charting to
computerized health records. In doing this, we will m
Which assessment data are associated with monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
therapy? Select all that apply.
Reports dizziness when standing up
Weight gain of five pounds in last four weeks
Heart rate 100 beats per minute and
A desirable short-term goal for the nursing diagnosis of defensive coping, related to
biochemical changes as evidenced by aggressive verbal and physical behaviors,
Making no attempts at self-harm within 12 hours of admission
The nurse is learning about commonly abused substances and their
effects. Which type of drug does the nurse understand to cause
increased mental alertness?
12 Stimulants have a stim
Which statement best defines the phrase "holistic approach"?
Using many different therapeutic strategies or modalities for enhanced coping.
Involving every member of the family as well as the patient in treatment.
Incorporating spirituality and reli
A 75-year-old patient is hospitalized with sudden onset confusion and
disorientation. The patient wanders and becomes agitated without any
apparent stimulus. What is the highest priority nursing diagnosis?
Risk for injury
A patient with generalized anxiety disorder receives a new prescription
for paroxetine (Paxil) 10 mg at hour of sleep (qhs). The patient finds
information on the internet that states the drug is an antidepressant.
The patient calls the nurse, s
The use of empathy and support begins in the stage of the nurse-patient
relationship termed the
The use of empathy and support should begin in the orientation stage. Th
in schizophrenic patients indicates paranoia?
A patient, who has been receiving antipsychotic medication for six weeks, tells the
nurse that the hallucinations are nearly gone and that concentration has improved.
When the patient reports flulike sympt
A nurse talks with the parents of a child diagnosed with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder. Amphetamine salts (Adderall) have been prescribed for the
child. The nurse should teach the parents to monitor for which side effects? Select
all that app
Mood DisordersCh. 16 & 17
Mooda pervasive & sustained emotion that may have a major influence on persons perception of the world
Affectthe emotional reaction associated w/ an experience; the outward expression of mood (facial