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Mental Health Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 34 :

Family Interventions

Quiz 34 :

Family Interventions

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An adult recently diagnosed with AIDS is hospitalized with pneumonia. The patient and family are very anxious. Select the best outcome to add to the plan of care for this family.
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Select the best question for the nurse to ask to assess a family's ability to cope.
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Parents of a teenager recently diagnosed with a serious mental illness express dismay. One parent says, "Our hopes for our child's future are ruined. We probably won't ever have grandchildren." The nurse will use interventions to assist with which of the following?
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Parents of a teenager recently diagnosed with a serious mental illness express dismay. One parent says, "Our child acts so strangely that we don't invite friends to our home. We quit taking vacations. Sometimes we don't get any sleep." Which nursing diagnosis best applies?
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A family expresses helplessness related to dealing with a mentally ill member's odd behaviours, mood swings, and argumentativeness. Which of the following would be an effective nursing intervention for this family?
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A parent became unemployed 6 months ago. The parent has subsequently been verbally abusive toward the spouse and oldest child. The child ran away twice, and the spouse has become depressed. What is the most appropriate nursing diagnosis for this family?
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A married couple has two biological children who live with them, as well as a child from the wife's first marriage. What type of family is evident?
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A 15-year-old is hospitalized after a suicide attempt. This adolescent lives with her mother, stepfather, and several siblings. When performing a family assessment, which of the following must the nurse first determine?
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A married couple has two children living in the home. Recently, the wife's mother moved in. They should be assessed as which type of family?
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When a nurse assesses a family, which family function is the highest priority?
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A parent is admitted to a chemical dependency treatment unit. The patient's spouse and adolescent children participate in a family session. What is the most important aspect of this family's assessment?
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Parents of a mentally ill teenager say, "We have never known anyone who was mentally ill. We have no one to talk to because none of our friends understand the problems we are facing." Select the nurse's most helpful intervention.
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Which information is the nurse most likely to find when assessing the family of a patient with a serious mental illness?
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A parent is admitted to a chemical dependency treatment unit. The patient's spouse and adolescent children attend a family session. Which initial assessment question should the nurse ask of family members?
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A nurse interviews a homeless parent with two teenage children. To best assess the family's use of resources, which of the following should the nurse ask?
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Two divorced people plan to marry. The man has a teenager, and the woman has a toddler. This family will benefit most from which of the following?
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An adult diagnosed with schizophrenia lives with elderly parents. The patient was recently hospitalized with acute psychosis. One parent is very anxious, and the other is ill because of the stress. Which nursing diagnosis is most applicable to this scenario?
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Which finding of family assessment indicates a healthy and functional family?
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The parent of an adolescent diagnosed with mental illness asks the nurse, "Why do you want to do a family assessment? My teenager is the patient, not the rest of us." Select the nurse's best response.
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Which scenario best illustrates scapegoating within a family?
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