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Quiz 32 :

Forensic Psychiatric Nursing

Quiz 32 :

Forensic Psychiatric Nursing

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Which specific task-oriented areas apply to the psychiatric forensic nurse's role?
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Select the best question for a psychiatric forensic nurse examiner to ask when assessing the fitness to stand trial of an individual charged with a crime.
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The correctional nurse assesses a new prisoner beginning incarceration after committing a sex crime. The prisoner speaks in a low voice and tearfully tells the nurse, "My life might as well be over. There is no hope I will ever fit into society after I get out of prison. My family disowned me." Select the nurse's priority action.
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C

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A psychiatric forensic nurse examiner was asked by a defendant's attorney to determine the defendant's fitness to stand trial. What is the priority task of the nurse examiner?
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A person diagnosed with bipolar disorder ran out of money, did not refill a lithium prescription, and then relapsed. After assaulting several people in the community, this person was convicted and sentenced. Prior to parole, which outcome has priority for the correctional nurse to achieve?
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Which statement about the practice of correctional nursing is accurate?
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Which credential would be expected of forensic psychiatric nursing?
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A correctional nurse working in a county jail assesses all new inmates who report taking psychotropic medication or have symptoms of psychiatric disorders. Because of the high volume of newly incarcerated individuals, which skill is most essential for this nurse?
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Which Correctional Service Canada treatment setting would necessitate the most restrictive care environment?
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Health problems most commonly encountered by correctional nurses are which of the following?
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An inmate was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by severe sexual abuse. One day this inmate sees a person with similar characteristics to the perpetrator, has a flashback, and then attacks the person. Correctional officers place the inmate in restraint. Which action by the correctional nurse is most appropriate?
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A psychiatric clinical nurse specialist works with a defendant as a competency evaluator. A staff member asks, "Why are you spending so much time with that defendant? You spend one-to-one time and write volumes. Usually, we give defendants some medication and return them to court." Select the clinical nurse specialist's most appropriate response.
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The highest degree of credibility is required by a nurse who provides testimony before the court as which of the following?
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A correctional nurse plans a health education series for male prison inmates based upon the greatest likelihood of experiencing which mental health disorder while incarcerated?
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During arraignment, a defendant behaves bizarrely, fails to respond to the judge's questions, and shouts obscenities. The judge orders an evaluation by a forensic nurse examiner. Which information provided by the examiner will be most important to the court at this time?
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A nurse testifies about care provided to a patient in the 8 hours before a successful suicide. The nurse responds to questions about observations regarding the patient's behaviour. In what capacity was this nurse testifying?
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A guard tells an inmate diagnosed with schizophrenia to ask the desk officer for a mop and bucket, and then get some water from the shower area and mop the kitchen and hall. The inmate does not comply. The guard becomes angry and cancels the inmate's recreation time. Which action by the correctional nurse is most appropriate?
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What chronic condition is an individual that is incarcerated in a Canadian federal institution more likely to have than someone in the general population?
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An inmate was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by severe sexual abuse. One day this inmate sees a person with characteristics similar to the perpetrator, has a flashback, and then attacks the person. Correctional officers place the inmate in restraint. In what way should the correctional nurse anticipate that the inmate would react to restraint?
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In which circumstance would a psychiatric forensic nurse examiner determine it appropriate for a defendant and attorney to consider a "not criminally responsible" defence? At the time of the crime, the defendant did which of the following?
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