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A nurse hears a colleague tell a student nurse she never touches the client unless she is performing a procedure or during an assessment. The nurse tells the colleague that:
1. She does not touch the clients either.
2. Touch is a verbal communication.
3. Touch is a form of relating that leads to a connection between nurse and client.
4. There is never a problem with using touch.
One of the five caring processes is "knowing" the client. This concept is best described as:
1. Gathering task-oriented information.
2. Kowing reasons for the client's physician preference.
3. Knowing the client's personal business information.
4. Avoiding assumptions and focusing on the client.
A nurse is overheard saying there is no place in nursing for spiritual caring. A nursing colleague replies:
1. You are correct. Religion is a personal decision.
2. Nurses shoudl not force their religious beliefs on clients.
3. Spiritual care should be left to a professional.
4. There is a link between spirit, mind and body that can have a direct effect on a client's health.
A nurse is overheard complaining about a client's family being "too involved" in the cleint's care. A colleague replies:
1. The family is an important resource.
2. "You are right, the family should just stay our of nursing matters."
3. "The client doesn't like her family anyway."
4. "The family will not follow through with care when she goes home."
A number of stragegies have potential for creating work environments that enable nurses to demonstrate more caring behaviors. SOme of these include:
1. Increases in monetary gain.
2. Increasing working hours.
3. Flexibility, autonomy and improved staffing.
4. Increased input concerning nursing functions from physicians.
As professionals, nurses plan an important role in making care an integral part of health care delivery. This begins by nurses:
1. Making caring a part of the philosophy and environment in the workplace.
2. Incorporating personal views in the workplace.
3. disregarding the family's views of care.
4. Making all decision in the care of the clients.
A nurse can deomonstrate caring by helping family members:
1. Make health care decisions for the client.
2. Provide activities of daily living.
3. Become active participants in care.
4. Remove themselves from any form of personal care.
Listening is not only "taking in" what a client says, it also includes:
1. Interpreting and understanding of what is said and giving back that understanding to the person talking.
2. Injecting the nurse's personal views and statements.
3. Correcting any errors in the client's understanding.
4. Incorporating the views of the physician.
Presence involves a person-to-person encounter that:
1. Provides personal care to the client.
2. Conveys a closeness and sense of caring.
3. Describes being in close contact with the client.
4. Enables clients to care for self.
The study of clients' perceptions is important because health care is:
1. Placing greater emphasis on client satisfaction.
2. Always in the best interest of the client.
3. Carefully watched by the federal govt.
4. Under investigation for mimsappropriation of funds.
A nurse uses task-oriented touch when she:
performs a nursing procedure and conveys security and a sense of competence.
Caring touch is a form of otuch used when...
holding client's hand, gives a back massage, gently positions a client.
Protective touch is a form of touch used to...
protect the nurse and/or client. Ex, holding and bracing tghe client to avoid a fall. Nurse may withdraw if nurse can't tolerate suffering and needs to escape.
Presence is to have a person-to-person encounter that conveys...
closeness and a sense of caring.