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TEST BANK FOR GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING 9TH EDITION ELIOPOULOS Chapter 1 The Aging Population Test Bank MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The nurse explains that in the late 1960s, health care focus was aimed... at the older adult because: a. disability was viewed as unavoidable. b. complications from disease increased mortality. c. older adults needs are similar to those of all adults. d. preventive health care practices increased longevity. ANS: D Increased preventive health care practices, disease control, and focus on wellness helped people live longer. DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 2 OBJ: 2 TOP: Aging Trends KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance: Growth and Development 2. The nurse clarifies that in the terminology defining specific age groups, the term aged refers to persons who are: a. 55 to 64 years of age. b. 65 to 74 years of age. c. 75 to 84 years of age. d. 85 and older. ANS: C The term aged refers to persons who are 75 to 84 years of age. DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 2, Table 1-1 OBJ: 1 TOP: Age Categories KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance: Growth and Development 3. The nurse cautions that ageism is a mindset that influences persons to: a. discriminate against persons solely on the basis of age. b. fear aging. c. be culturally sensitive to concerns of aging. d. focus on resources for the older adult. ANS: A Ageism is a negative belief pattern that influences persons to discriminate against persons solely on the basis of age and can lead to destructive behaviors toward the older adult. DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 5 OBJ: 3 TOP: Ageism KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation 4. The nurse points out that the most beneficial legislation that has influenced health care for the older adult is: a. Medicare and Medicaid. b. elimination of the mandatory retirement age. c. the Americans with Disabilities Act. d. the Drug Benefit Program. ANS: A The broadest sweeping legislation beneficial to the older adult is Medicare and Medicaid. DIF: Cognitive Level: App [Show More]

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