Test Bank: Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition, by Margaret Jordan Halter, - $19   Add to cart

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Test Bank: Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition, by Margaret Jordan Halter,

TABLE OF CONTENTS UNIT I: FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY 1. Mental Health and Mental Illness 2. Theories and Therapies 3. Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology UNIT II: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE 4. Treatment Settings 5. Cultural Implications 6. Legal and Ethical Considerations UNIT III: PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING TOOLS 7. The Nursing Process and Standards of Care 8. Therapeutic Relationships 9. Therapeutic Communication 10. Stress Responses and Stress Management UNIT IV: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL DISORDERS 11. Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Disorders 12. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders 13. Bipolar and Related Disorders 14. Depressive Disorders 15. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders 16 Trauma, Stressor-Related, and Dissociative Disorders 17. Somatic Symptom Disorders 18. Eating and Feeding Disorders 19. Sleep-Wake Disorders 20. Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias 21. Impulse Control Disorders 22. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders 23. Neurocognitive Disorders 24. Personality Disorders UNIT V: TRAUMA INTERVENTIONS 25. Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury 26. Crisis and Disaster 27. Anger, Aggression, and Violence 28. Child, Older Adult, and Intimate Partner Violence 29. Sexual Assault UNIT VI: INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS 30. Dying, Death, and Grieving 31. Older Adults 32. Serious Mental Illness 33. Forensic Nursing UNIT VII: OTHER INTERVENTION MODALITIES 34. Therapeutic Groups 35. Family Interventions 36. Integrative Care Chapter 01: Mental Health and Mental Illness Halter: Varcarolis’ Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach, 8th Edition MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. A staff nurse completes orientation to a psychiatric unit. This nurse may expect an advanced practice nurse to perform which additional intervention? a. Conduct mental health assessments. b. Prescribe psychotropic medication. c. Establish therapeutic relationships. d. Individualize nursing care plans. ANS: B In most states, prescriptive privileges are granted to master’s-prepared nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists who have taken special courses on prescribing medication. The nurse prepared at the basic level is permitted to perform mental health assessments, establish relationships, and provide individualized care planning. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Understand (Comprehension) REF: Page 1-23 TOP: Nursing Process: Implementation MSC: Client Needs: Safe, Effective Care Environment 2. A nursing student expresses concerns that mental health nurses “lose all their clinical nursing skills.” Select the best response by the mental health nurse. a. “Psychiatric nurses practice in safer environments than other specialties. Nurse-to-patient ratios must be better because of the nature of the patients’ problems.” b. “Psychiatric nurses use complex communication skills as well as critical thinking to solve multidimensional problems. I am challenged by those situations.” c. “That’s a misconception. Psychiatric nurses frequently use high technology monitoring equipment and manage complex intravenous therapies.” d. “Psychiatric nurses do not have to deal with as much pain and suffering as medical–surgical nurses do. That appeals to me.” ANS: B The practice of psychiatric nursing requires a different set of skills than medical–surgical nursing, though there is substantial overlap. Psychiatric nurses must be able to help patients with medical as well as mental health problems, reflecting the holistic perspective these nurses must have. Nurse–patient ratios and workloads in psychiatric settings have increased, just like other specialties. Psychiatric nursing involves clinical practice, not just documentation. Psychosocial pain and suffering are as real as physical pain and suffering. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Apply (Application) REF: Pages 1-2, 21 TOP: Nursing Process: Implementation MSC: Client Needs: Safe, Effective Care Environment

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