Different Aspects Of Nursing - Loss, Grief And Death Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Tasks that facilitate the passage from grief to closure. Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Accepting the reality of the loss

    • B. 

      Finding new ways to transition to a lifestyle of mourning.

    • C. 

      Experiencing the pain of grief

    • D. 

      Adjusting to an environment that no longer includes the lost person, object, or aspect of self.

    • E. 

      Removing emotional energy into new relationships

  • 2. 
    "Sense of Presence." Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Individuals who have experienced a loss sometimes have a non-threatening comforting perception that the deceased is present.

    • B. 

      Varies from general feelings of deceased's presence to having actual sensory experiences

    • C. 

      It is considered an abnormal form of mental and personality disorder.

    • D. 

      Sometimes they manifest as dreams or conversations; sometimes, they involve senses and include vision, hallucinations, or the perception of voices, smells, or touch.

    • E. 

      A sense of presence is thought to be a form of searching behavior, a means of consciously or unconsciously denying the reality of a loss.

  • 3. 
    "Grief Attacks." Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      The involuntary and unexpected appearance of emotions and behaviors associated with grief

    • B. 

      Occurs in response to routine events and sometimes results in emotional outbursts

    • C. 

      Sometimes, it is triggered by the experiences shared with the deceased such as music or places.

    • D. 

      Sometimes, it is an unrelated event such as a death that took place in a movie.

    • E. 

      Grief attacks are consistent with the normal growth pattern of an individual

  • 4. 
    A risk that nurses experience as a result of multiple losses in the course of work with a failure to adequately process them.
    • A. 

      Grief overload

    • B. 

      Loss overload

    • C. 

      Bereavement overload

    • D. 

      Burnt out overload

  • 5. 
    The study of dying and death
    • A. 

      Ontology

    • B. 

      Eschatology

    • C. 

      Pathophysiology

    • D. 

      Gerontology

    • E. 

      Thanatology

  • 6. 
    James went to a funeral for the third time this month. He is quite depressed that most of his friends are dying. He is also very much afraid of getting sick for a long period of time to the extent that he sees his doctor at least once a week and calls him up every other day. When talking with his brother, James expresses that when death comes, he will be free from pain, and he will meet his friends once more. What is Mr. James' age group? Select the best answer
    • A. 

      45 to 65 years

    • B. 

      65 + years

    • C. 

      18 to 45 years

    • D. 

      12 to 18 years

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are descriptions of complicated grief? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      It is the same as "unresolved grief."

    • B. 

      It is also called "dysfunctional grieving."

    • C. 

      It is a delayed or exaggerated response to a perceived, actual, or potential loss.

    • D. 

      It is the direct opposite of simple grief.

  • 8. 
    When providing nursing care during the dying and grieving process, nursing interventions should target the following: Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Energy conservation

    • B. 

      Pain-reduction techniques

    • C. 

      Comfort measures

    • D. 

      Increase self-esteem through cosmetic improvements

    • E. 

      Promotion of sleep and rest

  • 9. 
    When providing supportive care for the dying or grieving patient, which of the following assessments should be considered? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Physical assessment

    • B. 

      Emotional assessment

    • C. 

      Intellectual assessment

    • D. 

      Sociocultural assessment

    • E. 

      Philosophical assessment

  • 10. 
    What are the roles of the LPN/LVN in the nursing process of Loss and Grief? Select all that apply: 
    • A. 

      Participate in planning care for patients based on patient needs

    • B. 

      Review patient's plan of care and recommend revisions as needed

    • C. 

      Review and follow defined prioritizations for patient care

    • D. 

      Use clinical pathways, care maps, or care plans to guide and review patient care.

    • E. 

      Participate with patient's religious and cultural practices to build rapport

  • 11. 
    Interpretation of a loss varies greatly with a person's cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The following are examples. Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      In the Western tradition, the grieving process is usually personal and private with emotional restraint

    • B. 

      Grief is expressed in a basic and universal expression across cultures and traditions

    • C. 

      The Northern tradition of people belonging to the upper hemisphere of the globe is related to climate changes

    • D. 

      In Eastern nations, respect for the dead is shown by loud wailing, and physical demonstration of grief for a specified period

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses related to grieving?   
    • A. 

      Grieving related to potential loss of physiopsychosocial well being

    • B. 

      Complicated grieving related to loss of significant other

    • C. 

      Despair related to cultural discrepancies and dysfunctions

    • D. 

      Hopelessness related to failing or deteriorating physiologic condition

    • E. 

      Interrupted family process related to situational transition or crisis

  • 13. 
    The following are the most frequent symptoms experienced by the dying older adult. Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Euphoria

    • C. 

      Respiratory distress

    • D. 

      Confusion

  • 14. 
    When providing supportive care for perinatal or pediatric death, which of the following is not an appropriate intervention? 
    • A. 

      When possible, allow parents to see, touch and hold the infant, so that they can face the reality of the situaion and resolve their grief

    • B. 

      Be aware of how children view or understand death, both of their own and that of others.

    • C. 

      During a still birth, it is not recommended to show the dead child to prevent complicated grieving

    • D. 

      Refer to the baby as "your baby", "your son", or "your daughter" or use the given name to reinforce that the baby was indeed a unique individual who was loved and will be missed

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are basic guidelines to follow while providing care for a child who is dying or experiencing the death of a loved one? Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Allow young children to visit a dying parent or grandparent if all parties agree.

    • B. 

      Respect the family's wishes in how and what to tell children about serious illness, dying and death

    • C. 

      Treat the family and child as a unit.

    • D. 

      Parents should be encouraged to leave the dying child alone to rest

    • E. 

      Understand that decisions to end treatment can be more difficult when children are involved

  • 16. 
    Suicide will sometimes result in what kind of grief to a loved one? Select the best answer
    • A. 

      Delayed

    • B. 

      Complicated

    • C. 

      Disenfranchised

    • D. 

      Masked

  • 17. 
    A deliberate action taken with the purpose of shortening life to end suffering or to carry out the wishes of a terminally ill patient. 
    • A. 

      Suicide

    • B. 

      Euthanasia

    • C. 

      Coupe-du-grace

    • D. 

      Coupe-de-fille

  • 18. 
    Permitting the death of a patient by withholding treatment that might extend life, such as medication, life-support systems, or feeding tubes
    • A. 

      Euthanasia

    • B. 

      Passive euthanasia

    • C. 

      Active euthanasia

    • D. 

      Suicide

  • 19. 
    DNR. Select all that apply
    • A. 

      Do not resuscitate

    • B. 

      No code

    • C. 

      Withhold other care

    • D. 

      May be indicated in patient's living will

  • 20. 
    Signed and witnessed documents providing specific instructions for healthcare treatment in the event that a person is unable to make those decisions personally at the time they are needed.    
    • A. 

      Advanced directives

    • B. 

      Power of attorney

    • C. 

      Living will

    • D. 

      Health document

  • 21. 
    Two basic types of advanced directives. Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Living wills

    • B. 

      Death will

    • C. 

      Estate planning

    • D. 

      Durable powers of attorney

  • 22. 
    Written document that directs treatment in accordance with a patient's wishes in the event of a terminal illness or condition
    • A. 

      Dying will

    • B. 

      Living will

    • C. 

      Inheritance will

    • D. 

      Health will

  • 23. 
    A homeless patient who is terminally ill requested her night shift nurse to witness her "living will" documents. Which of the following are applicable to the statement?  Select all that apply
    • A. 

      If a health care worker follows the direction of the living will, they are immuned from liability

    • B. 

      At night, the patient coded. The nurse should use the best intervention before considering the "living will"

    • C. 

      Considering that the nurse is not a physician or a relative of the patient, he/she can witness the document

    • D. 

      Since the patient is homeless, she does not have the benefit of having a living will

  • 24. 
    What is the ethical doctrine of autonomy? Select the best answer
    • A. 

      The patient's right to refuse treatment

    • B. 

      The patient's right to be left alone

    • C. 

      The patient's right to select his/her treatment

    • D. 

      The patient's right to select a nurse

  • 25. 
    Durable power of attorney
    • A. 

      Agent, surrogate or proxy that makes decisions on patient's behalf based on patient's wishes

    • B. 

      Agent, surrogate or proxy that makes health interventions on patient's needs based on patient's wishes

    • C. 

      Agent, surrogate or proxy to make health care decisions on patient's behalf based on patient's wishes

    • D. 

      Agent, surrogate or proxy who counsels the patient to make health care decisions based on patient's wishes

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