Psychiatric Nursing | NCLEX Quiz 195

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Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement by the client during the initial assessment in the emergency department is most indicative of suspected domestic violence?
    • A. 

      “I am determined to leave my house in a week.”

    • B. 

      “No one else in the family has been treated like this.”

    • C. 

      “I have only been married for two (2) months.”

    • D. 

      “I have tried leaving. but have always gone back.”

  • 2. 
    Which of these statements by the nurse reflects the best use of therapeutic interaction techniques?
    • A. 

      “You look upset. Would you like to talk about it?”

    • B. 

      “I’d like to know more about your family. Tell me about them.”

    • C. 

      “I understand that you lost your partner. I don’t think I could go on if that happened to me.”

    • D. 

      “You look very sad. How long have you been this way?”

  • 3. 
    When planning the therapeutic milieu. it is MOST important to select group activities which
    • A. 

      Match the clients’ preferences

    • B. 

      Are consistent with clients’ skills

    • C. 

      Achieve clients’ therapeutic goals

    • D. 

      Build skills of group participation

  • 4. 
    A client was admitted to the psychiatric unit for severe depression. After several days. the client continues to withdraw from other clients. Which of the following would be the MOST appropriate statement by the nurse to promote interaction with other clients?
    • A. 

      “Your doctor thinks its good for you to spend time with others.”

    • B. 

      “It is important for you to participate in group activities.”

    • C. 

      “Painting this picture will help you feel better.”

    • D. 

      “Come play Chinese Checkers with Gerry and me.”

  • 5. 
    The nurse can BEST ensure the safety of a demented client who wanders from the room by
    • A. 

      Repeatedly reminding the client of time and place

    • B. 

      Explaining the risks of becoming lost

    • C. 

      Using soft restraints

    • D. 

      Attaching a wander guard sensor band to the client’s wrist

  • 6. 
    A client with paranoid thoughts refuses to eat because he believes the food has poisoned. The MOST appropriate initial action is to
    • A. 

      Taste the food in the client’s presence

    • B. 

      Suggest that food be brought from home

    • C. 

      Simply state the food is not poisoned

    • D. 

      Inform the client he will be tube fed if he does not eat

  • 7. 
    The nurse is caring for a severely depressed client who has just been admitted to the in-client psychiatric unit. Which of the following is a PRIORITY of care?
    • A. 

      Nutrition

    • B. 

      Elimination

    • C. 

      Rest

    • D. 

      Safety

  • 8. 
    A nurse is teaching a stress-management program for a client. Which of the following beliefs will the nurse advocate as a method of coping with stressful life events?
    • A. 

      Avoidance of stress is an important goal for living.

    • B. 

      Control over one’s response to stress is possible.

    • C. 

      Most people have no control over their level of stress.

    • D. 

      Significant others are important to provide care and concern.

  • 9. 
    A student nurse is caring for a 75-year-old client who is very confused. The student’s communication tools should include:
    • A. 

      Written directions for bathing.

    • B. 

      Speaking very loudly.

    • C. 

      Gentle touch while guiding ADLs (activities of daily living).

    • D. 

      Flat facial expression.

  • 10. 
    When a husband takes out his work frustrations and anger by abusing his wife at home. the nurse will identify this crisis as which type?
    • A. 

      Psychiatric emergency crisis

    • B. 

      Developmental crisis

    • C. 

      Anticipated life transition

    • D. 

      Dispositional crisis

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