G23: Diagnosis And Patient CARE! Trivia Quiz

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Nursing Quizzes & Trivia

When it comes to the hospital, different people exhibit different symptoms and therefore need to be diagnosed and given the care they need. The trivia quiz below is designed to help one test their skills when it comes to giving a good diagnosis and patient care. Why don’t you give it a test and see just how much you know. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A. Crying out loudly while invoking “God’s help in going on with life.”

    • B. 

      B. Announcing to family members that, “I’ve already grieved the loss.”

    • C. 

      C. Having difficulty even deciding what to wear to the funeral

    • D. 

      D. Going on a drinking binge instead of attending the funeral.

  • 2. 
    When working with a bereaved individual, the goal of nursing interventions is to:
    • A. 

      A. assist the individual to go through the stages of grief work in the optimal order

    • B. 

      B. assist the individual to attain a healthy adjustment to the loss experience

    • C. 

      C. encourage the individual to talk about his or her feelings about the deceased individual.

    • D. 

      D. offer support and advice about how to successfully achieve grief work.

  • 3. 
    Which truism will the nurse base spousal grief counseling upon?
    • A. 

      A. Men are less likely to grieve the loss of a spouse

    • B. 

      B. Women carry deeper attachments to their spouses than men do.

    • C. 

      C. Women are generally more likely to outlive their spouses

    • D. 

      D. The male response to grief has been thoroughly studied and documented

  • 4. 
    A woman is terminally ill. Although it has never been discussed in the family nor stated outright by her physician, she suspects that she will die because of her illness. Upon which concept will the nurse base therapeutic intervention on?
    • A. 

      A. closed awareness

    • B. 

      B. suspected awareness

    • C. 

      C. mutual pretense.

    • D. 

      D. open awareness.

  • 5. 
    When a chronically ill 80-year-old client is admitted to your acute care facility in an unconscious state, the nurse’s priority is to determine:
    • A. 

      A. the client’s wishes concerning a ‘good death’

    • B. 

      B. where the client’s living will can be found

    • C. 

      C. if the client has expressed a wish to be a “do not resuscitate” (DNR).

    • D. 

      D. who is the client’s durable power of attorney for health care (DPAHC).

  • 6. 
    State Death with Dignity Laws require that the terminally ill client be:
    • A. 

      A. educated regarding treatment alternatives

    • B. 

      B. over the age of 55

    • C. 

      C. be supported in their decision by immediate family members

    • D. 

      D. eligible for federal support services

  • 7. 
    What research finding is the basis for care planning of the client receiving palliative care?
    • A. 

      A. Palliative care is most useful when implement in the last 6 months of life

    • B. 

      B. Pain management is inadequately addressed among the terminally ill population.

    • C. 

      C. Palliative care is only offered to patients whose deaths are imminent.

    • D. 

      D. Resuscitation in the case of a cardiac or respiratory arrest is not implemented

  • 8. 
    The nurse suspects that the spouse of a terminally ill client is experiencing anticipatory grief when they:
    • A. 

      A. Dramatically reduce the time they spend attending to the client

    • B. 

      B. Refuse to leave the client’s bedside regardless of the reason

    • C. 

      C. Sob inconsolably whenever they visit

    • D. 

      D. Spend hours recalling details of their life together

  • 9. 
    The nurse sits at the bedside of a comatose, terminally ill older client reading the wishes expressed in the numerous cards the client has received. Which concept of grief work is the nurse addressing with this intervention?
    • A. 

      A. Everyone needs social interaction

    • B. 

      B. The nurse needs to ‘attend to the patient’

    • C. 

      C. Hearing is believed to be the last sense to be lost

    • D. 

      D. The individual is living until they are dead

  • 10. 
    A 78-year-old patient who is dying of colon cancer with metastases to the liver is refusing to eat or drink. He is alert and oriented, and states that he has no desire to eat, which is causing the family great distress. In order to best address the client and family, the nurse:
    • A. 

      A. Explain the family’s concern to the client

    • B. 

      B. Educate the family that this is normal behavior in this situation

    • C. 

      C. Contact the physician for an order for enteral feeding

    • D. 

      D. Contact the dietitian for feeding supplements

  • 11. 
    An important trait seen in a nurse who is effective in caring for the terminally ill is emotional maturity. Which statement by a nurse shows this maturity?
    • A. 

      I cry for a client when I’m alone but never when I’m with them.”

    • B. 

      My job is to create a ‘good death’ for my clients.”

    • C. 

      C. “This is a stressful job and it isn’t something just any nurse can do.”

    • D. 

      D. “My clients are the best part of this emotionally draining job.”

  • 12. 
    Which principle regarding grief crisis intervention is the basis for intervention planning?
    • A. 

      A. The acute phase is the most intense period of the grieving process

    • B. 

      B. The intensity of the grief is in proportion to the expected death trajectory

    • C. 

      C. Grief work is most effective when addressed during the acute phase of grief

    • D. 

      D. Anticipatory grief is an expected barrier to grief work

  • 13. 
    Which intervention is an example of countercoping for a client who has recently received a terminal diagnosis of cancer? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      A. Answering the client’s questions regarding the trajectory of their illness

    • B. 

      B. Offering to pray with the client and family

    • C. 

      C. Scheduling a meeting with the client and family to identify alternative end of life plans

    • D. 

      D. Assessing the client frequently for depression and risk of self harm

    • E. 

      E. Being available to just listen to the client talk about dying