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Quiz 22 :

Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

Quiz 22 :

Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

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A person who attempted suicide by overdose was treated in the emergency department and then hospitalized. The initial outcome is that the patient will do which of the following?
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Which intervention will the nurse recommend for the distressed family and friends of someone who has committed suicide?
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C

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What is the key element when the nurse is providing follow-up counselling to a patient who has been discharged to home following a suicide attempt?
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A nurse interacts with an outpatient who has a history of multiple suicide attempts. Select the most helpful response for a nurse to make when the patient states, "I am considering committing suicide."
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Which statement provides the best rationale for closely monitoring a severely depressed patient during antidepressant medication therapy?
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Which measure would be considered a form of primary intervention for suicide?
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When assessing a patient's plan for suicide, what aspect has priority?
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A person intentionally overdosed on antidepressants. Which nursing diagnosis has the highest priority?
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A nurse counsels a patient with recent suicidal ideation. Which is the nurse's most therapeutic comment?
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An adult outpatient diagnosed with major depression has a history of several suicide attempts by overdose. Given this patient's history and diagnosis, which antidepressant medication would the nurse expect to be prescribed?
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A college student who failed two tests cried for hours and then tried to telephone a parent but got no answer. The student then gave several expensive sweaters to a roommate and asked to be left alone for a few hours. Which behaviour provides the strongest clue of an impending suicide attempt?
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It has been 3 days since a suicidal patient was hospitalized and prescribed an antidepressant medication. The patient is now more talkative and shows increased energy. Select the highest priority nursing intervention.
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A tearful, anxious patient at the outpatient clinic reports, "I should be dead." The initial task of the nurse conducting the assessment interview is to do which of the following?
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A depressed patient says, "Nothing matters anymore." What is the most appropriate response by the nurse?
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A nurse uses the SAD PERSONS scale to interview a patient. This tool provides data relevant to which of the following?
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Four individuals have given information about their suicide plans. Which plan evidences the highest suicide risk?
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Which change in the brain's biochemical function is most associated with suicidal behaviour?
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A nurse assesses a patient who reports a 3-week history of depression and periods of uncontrolled crying. The patient says, "My business is bankrupt, and I was served with divorce papers." Which subsequent statement by the patient alerts the nurse to a concealed suicidal message?
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Select the most critical question for the nurse to ask an adolescent who has threatened to take an overdose of pills.
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A college student who attempted suicide by overdose was hospitalized. When the parents were contacted, they responded, "We should have seen this coming. We did not do enough." The parents' reaction reflects which of the following?
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