Psychiatric Nursing Pt. 8

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Psychiatric Nursing Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz deals with an extremely noble profession in psychiatric nursing, which is the occupation of someone who specialises in mental health and cares for people who suffer from mental illness and distress. What do you know about their responsibilities?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Situation: Clients with personality disorders have difficulties in their social and occupational functions.   Clients with personality disorder will most likely:
    • A. 

      Recover with therapeutic intervention

    • B. 

      Respond to antianxiety medication

    • C. 

      Manifest enduring patterns of inflexible behaviors

    • D. 

      Seek treatment willingly from some personally distressing symptoms

  • 2. 
    A client tends to be insensitive to others, engages in abusive behaviors and does not have a sense of remorse. Which personality disorder is he likely to have?
    • A. 

      Narcissistic

    • B. 

      Paranoid

    • C. 

      Histrionic

    • D. 

      Antisocial

  • 3. 
    The client joins a support group and frequently preaches against abuse, is demonstrating the use of:
    • A. 

      Denial

    • B. 

      Reaction formation

    • C. 

      Rationalization

    • D. 

      Projection

  • 4. 
    A teenage girl is diagnosed to have borderline personality disorder. Which manifestations support the diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Lack of self esteem, strong dependency needs and impulsive behavior

    • B. 

      Social withdrawal, inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection and criticism

    • C. 

      Suspicious, hypervigilance and coldness

    • D. 

      Preoccupation with perfectionism, orderliness and need for control

  • 5. 
    The plan of care for clients with borderline personality should include:
    • A. 

      Limit setting and flexibility in schedule

    • B. 

      Giving medications to prevent acting out

    • C. 

      Restricting her from other clients

    • D. 

      Ensuring she adheres to certain restrictions

  • 6. 
    Situation: A 42 year old male client, is admitted in the ward because of bizarre behaviors. He is given a diagnosis of schizophrenia paranoid type.
    • A. 

      Trust vs. mistrust

    • B. 

      Industry vs. inferiority

    • C. 

      Generativity vs. stagnation

    • D. 

      Ego integrity vs. despair

  • 7. 
    Clients who are suspicious primarily use projection for which purpose:
    • A. 

      Deny reality

    • B. 

      To deal with feelings and thoughts that are not acceptable

    • C. 

      To show resentment towards others

    • D. 

      Manipulate others

  • 8. 
    The client says “ the NBI is out to get me.” The nurse’s best response is: 
    • A. 

      “The NBI is not out to catch you.”

    • B. 

      “I don’t believe that.”

    • C. 

      “I don’t know anything about that. You are afraid of being harmed.”

    • D. 

      “ What made you think of that.”

  • 9. 
    The client on Haldol has pill rolling tremors and muscle rigidity. He is likely manifesting:
    • A. 

      Tardive dyskinesia

    • B. 

      Pseudoparkinsonism

    • C. 

      Akinesia

    • D. 

      Dystonia

  • 10. 
    The client is very hostile toward one of the staff for no apparent reason. The client is manifesting:
    • A. 

      Splitting

    • B. 

      Transference

    • C. 

      Countertransference

    • D. 

      Resistance

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