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Mental Health Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 28 :

Psychosocial Needs of the Older Adult

Quiz 28 :

Psychosocial Needs of the Older Adult

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A nurse plans an educational program for staff of a home health agency specializing in care of the elderly. Which topic is the highest priority to include?
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A 79-year-old white male tells a nurse, "I have felt very sad lately. I do not have much to live for. My family and friends are all dead, and my own health is failing." The nurse should analyze this comment as which of the following?
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B

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What is considered the most common mental health disorder in the elderly?
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B

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Select the best comment for a nurse to begin an interview with an elderly patient.
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A 76-year-old is regressed, indifferent, and responds to others only when they initiate an interaction. What form of group therapy would be most useful to promote resocialization?
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A health-care provider writes these new orders for a resident in a nursing home: 2 G sodium diet, Restraint as needed, Limit fluids to 1800 mL daily, Continue antihypertensive medication, Milk of Magnesia 30 mL PO once if no bowel movement for 3 days. What should the nurse do?
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An 85-year-old has difficulty walking after a knee replacement. The patient tells the nurse, "It's awful to be old. Every day is a struggle. No one cares about old people." Select the nurse's best response.
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In a sad voice, an elderly patient tells the nurse of the recent deaths of a spouse and close friend. The patient has no other family and only a few acquaintances in the community. The nurse's priority is to determine which nursing diagnosis applies to this patient?
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A nurse assesses an elderly patient. The nurse should complete the Geriatric Depression Scale if the patient answers which question affirmatively?
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Which statement about aging provides the best rationale for focused assessment of elderly patients?
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Which information is most important to obtain during assessment of an older adult diagnosed with a mental disorder?
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A student nurse visiting a seniors centre says, "It's depressing to see these old people. They are weak and frail. I doubt any of them can engage in a discussion." The student is expressing which of the following?
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A 75-year-old patient comes to the clinic reporting frequent headaches. As the nurse begins the interaction, which action is most important?
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When determining whether an elderly patient's confusion is related to delirium or another problem, what information would be of particular value?
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A nurse assesses four patients between the ages of 70 and 80 years. Which patient has the highest risk for alcohol abuse?
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A new nurse says, "My elderly patient has Lewy body disease. What should I do about assessing for pain?" Select the best response from the nurse manager.
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A physically frail elderly patient with mild cognitive impairments needs the services of a facility that can provide supervision and safety as well as recreation and social interaction. The family cares for this patient during the evening and night. Which type of facility should the nurse suggest to meet this patient's needs?
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A nurse wants to assess for suicidal ideation in an elderly patient. Select the best question to begin this assessment.
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An elderly patient must be physically restrained. Who is responsible for the patient's safety?
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For which of the following reasons is it difficult to diagnosis alcohol abuse in the older adult?
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