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Foundations Of Nursing Practice

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Based on chapter 4 of P & P, theoretical foundations of nursing practice.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    __________________ theories address nursing interventions for a phenomenon and __________________the consequence of a specific nursing intervention.
    • A. 

      Prescriptive theories/predict the consequence

    • B. 

      Descriptive theories/ speculate the consequences

    • C. 

      Reflective theories/explain the consequences

  • 2. 
    Nursing's paradigm includes:
    • A. 

      Health, person, environment, and theory

    • B. 

      Concepts, theory, health, and environment

    • C. 

      Nurses, physicians, models, and client needs

    • D. 

      The person, health, environment/situation, and nursing

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 3. 
    A ________________________ is a set of concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions that:
    • A. 

      A theory formulates legislation

    • B. 

      A theory explains a phenomenon

    • C. 

      A theory measures nursing functions

    • D. 

      A theory reflects the domain of nursing

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Addressing nursing as a science or as evidenced-based practice

    • B. 

      One theory will guide nursing practice

    • C. 

      Nursing will base client care on the practice of other sciences

    • D. 

      Concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions or propositions

  • 5. 
    To practice in today's health care environment, nurses need a strong scientific knowledge base in nursing and other disciplines, such as the physical, social, and behavioral sciences. This relates to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Systems theories

    • B. 

      Developmental theories

    • C. 

      Interdisciplinary theories

    • D. 

      Health and wellness model

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Concepts, definitions and assumptions

    • B. 

      Grand theories, middle-range theories, descriptive theories and prescriptive theories

    • C. 

      Input, output, feedback and content

    • D. 

      Collaboration, cooperation and discipline

  • 7. 
    Nursing continues to grow as a profession. Theories generate nursing knowledge and are  used to prescribe specific interventions to improve client outcomes. The overall goal of nursing knowledge is to explain the practice of nursing as
    • A. 

      Different and distinct from the practice of medicine, psychology, and social work.

    • B. 

      A set of complex theories.

    • C. 

      The nursing process

    • D. 

      A phenomenon

  • 8. 
    Although the nursing process is central to nursing, it is not a theory. The nursing process provides a:
    • A. 

      The knowledge component of the discipline

    • B. 

      A basis for theories

    • C. 

      Systematic process for the delivery of nursing care

    • D. 

      Foundation for acquiring knowledge

  • 9. 
    Nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems. Health has different meanings for each client and is
    • A. 

      Different in the clinical setting.

    • B. 

      Dynamic and continuously changing

    • C. 

      Static dependent on the nursing profession

    • D. 

      Dependent on the medical profession for definition

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Peplau's Theory

    • B. 

      Nightingale's Theory

    • C. 

      Henderson's Theory

    • D. 

      Abdellah's Theory

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Use of practical knowledge

    • B. 

      Theory-generating and theory-testing research

    • C. 

      Application of theoretical knowledge

    • D. 

      Prescriptive theory

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Roger's Therory

    • B. 

      Leininger's Theory

    • C. 

      Nightingale's Theory

    • D. 

      Orem's Theory

  • 13. 
    The nursing process is an example of an open system. An open system
    • A. 

      Is universal and dynamic

    • B. 

      Represents a relationship between two concepts

    • C. 

      Interacts with the environment by exchanging information

    • D. 

      Does not interact with the environment

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Concepts, definitions, relationships, and assumptions

    • B. 

      The person, health, environment/situation, and nursing

    • C. 

      The individual, groups, situations, and interests specific to nursing

    • D. 

      Description, explanation, prediction, and prescription of an interrelationship of nursing

  • 15. 
    Validity and predictability of nursing interventions are related to:
    • A. 

      Prescriptive theories

    • B. 

      Descriptive theories

    • C. 

      Mid-ranged theories

    • D. 

      Grand theories

  • 16. 
    The phenomena within this theory tend to cross differnt nursing fields and reflect a wide variety of nursing care situations, such as uncertainty, incontinence, social support, quality of life and caring. Mishel's theory provides a basis to assist clients in coping with uncertainty and the illness response.  This is an example of what theory?
    • A. 

      Mid-ranged

    • B. 

      Grand

    • C. 

      Descriptive

    • D. 

      Prescriptive

  • 17. 
    According to this theory goal of nursing is to help the person adapt to the changes in physiological needs, self-concept, role function and interdependent relations during health and illness.
    • A. 

      Watson's Theory

    • B. 

      Leininger's Therory

    • C. 

      Roy's Theory

    • D. 

      Orem's Theory