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Mental Health Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 12 :

Anxiety and Related Disorders

Quiz 12 :

Anxiety and Related Disorders

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A nurse wants to teach alternative coping strategies to a patient experiencing severe anxiety. Which action should the nurse perform first?
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A patient in the emergency department shows disorganized behaviour and incoherence after a friend suggested a homosexual encounter. In which room should the nurse place the patient?
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A patient preparing for surgery has moderate anxiety and is unable to understand preoperative information. Which nursing intervention is most appropriate?
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A patient undergoing diagnostic tests says, "Nothing is wrong with me except a stubborn chest cold." The spouse reports the patient smokes, coughs daily, lost 15 pounds, and is easily fatigued. Which defence mechanism is the patient using?
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A patient fearfully runs from chair to chair, crying, "They're coming! They're coming!" The patient does not follow the staff's directions or respond to verbal interventions. Which nursing diagnosis has the highest priority?
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A person speaking about a rival for a significant other's affection says in an emotional, syrupy voice, "What a lovely person. That's someone I simply adore." The individual is demonstrating which of the following?
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A patient fearfully runs from chair to chair, crying, "They're coming! They're coming!" The patient does not follow the staff's directions or respond to verbal interventions. The initial nursing intervention of highest priority is to do which of the following?
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A patient experiencing moderate anxiety says, "I feel undone." An appropriate response for the nurse would be which of the following?
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A patient checks and rechecks electrical cords related to an obsessive thought that the house may burn down. The nurse and patient explore the likelihood of an actual fire. The patient states this event is not likely. This counselling demonstrates principles of which of the following?
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A patient is experiencing moderate anxiety. The nurse encourages the patient to talk about feelings and concerns. What is the rationale for this intervention?
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A person has minor physical injuries after an auto accident. The person is unable to focus and says, "I feel like something awful is going to happen." This person has nausea, dizziness, tachycardia, and hyperventilation. What is the person's level of anxiety?
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An individual experiences sexual dysfunction and blames it on a partner by calling the person unattractive and unromantic. Which defence mechanism is evident?
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A patient with an abdominal mass is scheduled for a biopsy. The patient has difficulty understanding the nurse's comments and asks, "What do you mean? What are they going to do?" Assessment findings include tremulous voice, respirations 28, and pulse 110. What is the patient's level of anxiety?
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A patient tells a nurse, "I was not able to write my final exam as I had a pounding headache and I was not able to read." This patient is demonstrating which of the following?
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Two staff nurses applied for a charge nurse position. After the promotion was announced, the nurse who was not promoted said, "The nurse manager had a headache the day I was interviewed." Which defence mechanism is evident?
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A patient experiences a sudden episode of severe anxiety. Of these medications in the patient's medical record, which is most appropriate to give as a prn anxiolytic?
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A person who feels unattractive repeatedly says, "Although I'm not beautiful, I am smart." This is an example of which of the following?
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Which is an intermediate indicator of the nursing outcome of anxiety self-control?
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A nurse assesses a patient with a tentative diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder. Which question would be most appropriate for the nurse to ask?
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Two staff nurses applied for promotion to nurse manager. The day of the job interviews, one nurse was told by her boyfriend that he wanted to end the relationship. Although visibly upset, the nurse does not think about what her boyfriend has said and prepares for the interview. Which term best describes the nurse's response?
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