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1 .
A nurse is caring for a client who is requesting information about assisted death (euthanasia). Understanding the ethical considerations of assisted death, what does the nurse know?
  1. Assisted death is universally accepted and legally executed across the country.
  2. Nurses should advocate for their clients regardless of their own personal beliefs.
  3. Nurses must comply with their client’s wishes no matter the legal or personal boundaries.
  4. Assisted death is a personal decision, and therefore, no consideration for the family or other team members should be a factor in the execution of the desired intervention.
2 .

Nurses often care for clients and families experiencing death and dying. What is an important part of self-care for a nurse to promote their own health? Select all that apply.

  1. Reflection
  2. Peer support
  3. Isolating
  4. Seeking counseling services when needed
3 .

When providing care for a client who is terminally ill, how can the nurse assess and support the client’s spiritual distress? Select all that apply.

  1. Asking about the client’s spiritual practices and preferences
  2. Connecting the client to spiritual support persons in the hospital or community
  3. Incorporating prayer or other religious practices into the care of the client when able
  4. Avoiding discussing spirituality to avoid confusion and conflict
4 .
What is complicated grief?
  1. a normal and expected response to loss
  2. grief that persists longer than six months
  3. intense and prolonged grief that significantly impairs daily functioning
  4. grief experienced due to the loss of a beloved pet
5 .
What social factor is likely to have a significant influence on grief and loss responses?
  1. socioeconomic status
  2. height
  3. eye color
  4. shoe size
6 .
What potential impact might prolonged exposure to clients’ grief and loss have on a nurse?
  1. decreased empathy and emotional detachment
  2. increased stress due to excessive sympathy
  3. enhanced coping skills and emotional resilience
  4. unchanged emotional state and unaffected work performance
7 .
What is grief?
  1. a state of emotional numbness and detachment
  2. a natural response to loss, encompassing emotional, physical, and cognitive aspects
  3. a prolonged feeling of anger and resentment
  4. an immediate acceptance of the reality of loss without any emotional response
8 .
A client experienced the death of their grandmother six months ago. They present to the clinic today with feelings of hopelessness, sadness, not sleeping, and crying throughout the day. What does the nurse anticipate the cause of the client’s symptoms to be?
  1. Anxiety
  2. Prolonged grief
  3. Normal grieving process
  4. Emotional numbness
9 .
What is a key difference between anger and aggression?
  1. Anger is a subjective emotional state, while aggression is the behavior resulting from anger.
  2. Anger and aggression are synonymous and can be used interchangeably.
  3. Anger is a behavior aimed at harming others, while aggression is an internal feeling.
  4. Anger is a reaction to a perceived threat, while aggression is a response to frustration.
10 .
What social issue is frequently connected to uncontrolled anger and abuse?
  1. community engagement
  2. healthy relationships
  3. substance misuse
  4. empathy development
11 .
What societal factor can exacerbate the impact of abuse and violence?
  1. strong community support
  2. economic stability
  3. cultural acceptance of violence
  4. access to mental health services
12 .
How might abuse and violence impact an individual emotionally?
  1. improved self-esteem
  2. reduced anxiety
  3. increased fear and trauma
  4. enhanced trust in others
13 .
What is a primary goal of crisis care in cases of abuse and violence?
  1. encouraging long-term dependency on support systems
  2. restoring safety and stability
  3. promoting isolation from social networks
  4. normalizing the abusive situation
14 .
How can health-care professionals address abuse and violence in the clinical setting?
  1. ensuring confidentiality for the abuser
  2. providing support and resources for victims
  3. ignoring signs of abuse to respect privacy
  4. minimizing documentation of abuse cases
15 .
What is an essential step for health-care providers dealing with abuse cases?
  1. reporting only severe cases of abuse
  2. documenting all suspected cases of abuse
  3. assuming every client is lying about abuse
  4. offering biased opinions on the situation

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