NAAC- Personal Support Worker Exam Prep Test

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NAAC- Personal Support Worker Exam Prep Test

The health care sector is one of the most sensitive areas in any government as a healthy nation leads to the economy's growth. A personal support worker (PSW) is charged with helping their clients deal with problems in their everyday lives by identifying those problems and then referring their clients to groups or agencies that can assist. Take this NAAC practice test for PSW and see how knowledgeable you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most pressing cause of health care reform has been
    • A. 

      Rising costs of providing technology, drugs and services

    • B. 

      The depression

    • C. 

      Lack of available technology

    • D. 

      Lack of accessibility

  • 2. 
    Which Law ensures that every citizen has access to health care?
    • A. 

      The long term care facilities act

    • B. 

      The Canada health act

    • C. 

      The Medical care act

    • D. 

      The hospital insurance and diagnostic services act

  • 3. 
    Support services provided through home care do not include
    • A. 

      Personal care

    • B. 

      Assistance with activities of daily living

    • C. 

      Respiratory therapy

    • D. 

      Assistance with home managament

  • 4. 
    A holistic approach to health is one that
    • A. 

      Takes a realistic view of a person's health problems

    • B. 

      Takes into account the whole person

    • C. 

      Focuses on the person's illness or disability

    • D. 

      Focuses on the person's physical health

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is false? People with strong emotional health
    • A. 

      Show their emotions easily

    • B. 

      Have strong self steem

    • C. 

      Exhibit self control

    • D. 

      Are aware of their own strengths and weaknesses

  • 6. 
    An acute illness 
    • A. 

      Appears suddenly and lasts a short time

    • B. 

      Is a slow, progressive illness

    • C. 

      Results in disability

    • D. 

      People usually recover

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not true of chronic illness?
    • A. 

      It is a slow progressive illness

    • B. 

      The symptoms often appear gradually

    • C. 

      It may result in physical or mental disability

    • D. 

      People usually recover

  • 8. 
    Maslow's hierarchy of needs can best be described as
    • A. 

      Another term for psychosocial health

    • B. 

      A system that arranges human needs into categories

    • C. 

      Physiological and safety needs

    • D. 

      Love and belonging needs

  • 9. 
    Which statement about the canadian charter of rights and freedoms is false?
    • A. 

      It is part of the canadian constitution

    • B. 

      It does not apply at a provincial level

    • C. 

      It protects canadian's right to equality before and under the law

    • D. 

      It protects Canadian's right to freedom and exppresion

  • 10. 
    The provincial human rights codes do not promote
    • A. 

      Freedom from discrimination and harassment

    • B. 

      Equal treatment with respect to services and facilities

    • C. 

      The right to vote

    • D. 

      Equal treatment with respect to age, sex and ethnicity

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not required for a person to make informed consent?
    • A. 

      Information about the nature of the treatment

    • B. 

      A discussion of the potential risks and side effects of the treatment

    • C. 

      Reassurance that the proposed treatment is the best and only option

    • D. 

      Information about the likely consequences of not having the treatment

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statement about negligence is false?
    • A. 

      It is an unintentional tort

    • B. 

      The negligent person did not act in a reasonable manner

    • C. 

      Harm was caused to a person or a person's property

    • D. 

      A prison term is likely

  • 13. 
    The intentional attempt or threat to touch a person's body without the person's consent
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      Defamation

    • D. 

      False imprisonment

  • 14. 
    The illegal restraint of another's person movement is 
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      Defamation

    • D. 

      False imprisionement

  • 15. 
    Which is false?
    • A. 

      Race refers to a group of people who share similar physical traits

    • B. 

      A country has one ethnic group

    • C. 

      A person's culture influences health and illness practises

    • D. 

      People within an ethnic community often share a common history and identify with one another

  • 16. 
    You and mr Long are talking; mr Long avoids facing you stepping back from you. Which is false?
    • A. 

      Culture influences communication

    • B. 

      Culture may affect roles and responsabilities

    • C. 

      All people respond to cultural differences in the same way

    • D. 

      Culture affects how people view health care and illness

  • 17. 
    Which is false?
    • A. 

      Prejudice is an attitude that judges people based on their group membership

    • B. 

      In some cases prejudice is acceptable

    • C. 

      Prejudice frequently leads to discrimination

    • D. 

      Stereotypes are often associated with prejudice

  • 18. 
    Activities of daily living are
    • A. 

      Physical exercises that people perform daily to keep themselves fit

    • B. 

      Activities that support workers perform to prevent injuries

    • C. 

      Self-care activities that people perform daily to remain independent and to function in society

    • D. 

      Social and recreational activities

  • 19. 
    Support workers are
    • A. 

      Unregulated health care workers

    • B. 

      Licensed health care workers

    • C. 

      Members of a professional college

    • D. 

      Members of a regulatory body

  • 20. 
    Professionalism is
    • A. 

      An approach to work used only by members of regulated professions

    • B. 

      An approach to work that demonstrates respect for others, commitment, competence, and appropriate behaviour

    • C. 

      A commitment made by regulated professionals

    • D. 

      Another term for confidentiality

  • 21. 
    Which work setting may provide acute care?
    • A. 

      Home care

    • B. 

      Long term care facilities

    • C. 

      Assisted living facilities

    • D. 

      Hospitals

  • 22. 
    What type of service aims to provide a temporary break to family caregivers
    • A. 

      Acute-care services

    • B. 

      Palliative care

    • C. 

      Respite services

    • D. 

      Outpatient services

  • 23. 
    Residents in retirement facilities generally include
    • A. 

      People with mental illness

    • B. 

      Young adults with physical or other disabilities

    • C. 

      Frail, older adults with multiple health problems

    • D. 

      Older adults with limited care needs

  • 24. 
    The membership of a health care team is determined by
    • A. 

      The client's needs

    • B. 

      The RN'S needs

    • C. 

      The physician's needs

    • D. 

      The needs of the client's family

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is a benefit to the team approach to health care 
    • A. 

      Opportunities for confidenciality

    • B. 

      Opportunities for delegation

    • C. 

      Opportunities for colaboration

    • D. 

      Opportunities for assignment of tasks