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Varcarolis: Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 6th Edition Chapter 01: Mental Health and Mental Illness Test Bank MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. A new staff nurse completes orientation to a ps... ychiatric unit. This nurse may expect an advanced practice nurse to perform which additional interventions? a. Conduct mental health assessments b. Establish therapeutic relationships c. Individualize nursing care plans d. Prescribe psychotropic medication ANS: D Prescriptive privileges are granted to masters-prepared nurse practitioners who have taken special courses on prescribing medication. The nurse prepared at the basic level is permitted to perform mental health assessments, establish relationships, and provide individualized care planning. DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: Text Page: 18 TOP: Nursing Process: Implementation MSC: Client Needs: Safe and Effective Care Environment 2. Two nursing students discuss their career plans after graduation. One student wants to enter psychiatric nursing. The other asks, “Why would you want to be a psychiatric nurse? The only thing they do is talk. You’ll lose all your skills.” Select the best response. a. “Psychiatric nurses practice in safer environments than other specialties. Nurse-topatient ratios must be better because of the nature of the patients’ problems.” b. “Psychiatric nurses use complex communication skills as well as critical thinking to solve multidimensional problems. I am challenged by those situations.” c. “I think I will be good in the mental health field. I did not like clinical rotations in school, so I do not want to continue them after I graduate.” d. “Psychiatric nurses do not have to deal with as much pain and suffering as medicalsurgical nurses do. That appeals to me.” ANS: B The practice of psychiatric nursing requires a different set of skills than medical-surgical nursing, though there is substantial overlap. Psychiatric nurses must be able to help patients with medical as well as mental health problems, reflecting the holistic perspective these nurses must have. Nurse-patient ratios and workloads in psychiatric settings have increased, just like other specialties. Psychiatric nursing involves clinical practice, not just documentation. Psychosocial pain and suffering is as real as physical. DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: Text Pages: 7-8 TOP: Nursing Process: Implementation MSC: Client Needs: Safe and Effective Care Environment 3. A new bill introduced in Congress would reduce funding for care of persons wit [Show More]

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