Questions for Concept #31- STRESS
1. The nurse should document which physiological stressor after performing a screening
assessment on a patient?
Caregiving of parent
Death of friend
Physiological stressors have physical c
Questions- EVOLVE Concept #34: ANXIETY
The nurse is trying a nonpharmacological intervention for a patient with anxiety. Which
of the following would most likely benefit this patient?
Increasing caffeine intake
Decreasing physical activity
Being able to adjust to life situations in a positive manner
Maladaptive response to stress
Characteristics of a mentally healthy person
Happy with self
Able to handle stress
Characteristics of a
1. Stress- how do you define stress?
Stress is an internal or external event or demand of life experienced by the individual that is perceived and
appraised for scope and meaning on a continuum to determine whether resources and abilities for management
EVOLVE Questions- Concept #33: MOOD AND AFFECT
A patient has been prescribed a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
antidepressant. After taking the new medication, the patient states, This medication isnt
working. I dont feel any different. W
When an individuals stress response is sustained over a long period of time, which physiological effect of
the endocrine system should a nurse anticipate?
A. Decreased resistance to disease Correct
Pharmacotherapy Options for mental health.
B-adrenergic receptor antagonists (Beta Blockers) Used as an option in the treatment of episodical or
situational anxiety that manifests above the clinical threshold. Examples are performance anxiety, traumatic
EVOLVE Questions- CONCEPT #32: COPING
A patient has come to the health clinic for an annual checkup. He reports an increase of
stress at work and having to work a lot of mandatory overtime hours. He has not been
able to do his usual daily exercise f