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1 .

With empowerment, clients can experience strong, healthy relationships. What are two components of empowerment? Select two that apply.

  1. self-reliance
  2. client representation
  3. relinquishing control
  4. community contribution
2 .
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the civil rights law ensuring that persons with disabilities receive protections from discrimination with respect to what?
  1. representation in court
  2. financial assistance
  3. health insurance coverage
  4. employment and public services
3 .
Certain diagnoses may be legally accepted for the defense of diminished responsibility. What would nursing education for families of these clients likely include?
  1. providing testimony in court
  2. arrangements for long-term care
  3. communication and coping skills
  4. locating a mental health attorney
4 .
How can empowerment for clients be described?
  1. destabilizing
  2. unattainable
  3. a journey
  4. a destination
5 .
A client with bipolar disorder in their euphoric state may demonstrate the lack of ability to make appropriate decisions related to spending money. What would be an appropriate restriction for this client?
  1. agency
  2. rationality
  3. autonomy
  4. legal rights
6 .
What term describes a client’s ability to perform ADLs without assistance?
  1. autonomy
  2. use of reason
  3. independence
  4. use of defense mechanisms
7 .
What remark could a nurse make to a colleague that shows that they have been challenged to accept power sharing in client relationships?
  1. “There is a phone number in the client’s record for a peer counselor.”
  2. “Family members have been visiting each evening.”
  3. “The client attends to hygiene independently.”
  4. “The client is readmitted again! I will have to make a better discharge plan for him this time.”
8 .
When does power sharing with a client begin?
  1. when the treatment with the client has been successful
  2. immediately when the nurse meets the client
  3. after the client agrees to take their medication
  4. when the nurse is instructed to do so by the care team
9 .
What is self-advocacy?
  1. the ability to speak for yourself
  2. learning how to complete your admission paperwork
  3. allowing others to speak for you
  4. doing whatever you are told
10 .

What could be suggested as a strategy to promote self-advocacy? Select all that apply.

  1. Participate in the wider community.
  2. Place more importance on work than personal life.
  3. Vote for politicians who promote mental health needs.
  4. Speak up for mental health services.
11 .

What would the nurse suggest to a client when helping them to develop their self-advocacy? Select all that apply.

  1. Get others to speak up for you.
  2. Identify your support systems.
  3. Know your rights.
  4. Fight for your independence.
12 .
Why do clients share information with nurses?
  1. legal issues
  2. financial concerns
  3. trust in the nurse
  4. mediation
13 .
What helps to promote nurse advocacy with clients?
  1. the client’s poor financial support
  2. the lack of support from the health-care organization
  3. limited supplies
  4. involvement of nurse leaders in resource planning
14 .
What is a result of advocacy with clients in nursing?
  1. Client safety improves.
  2. Quality of care levels off.
  3. Issues with accessing health care occur.
  4. Clients feel disempowered.

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