Gerontologic Nursing 4th Edition Meiner Test Bank

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Gerontologic Nursing 4th Edition Meiner Test Bank

ISBN-13: 978-0323069991

ISBN-10: 0323069991

 

 

 

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Gerontologic Nursing 4th Edition Meiner Test Bank

ISBN-13: 978-0323069991

ISBN-10: 0323069991

 

 

 

 

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Meiner: Gerontologic Nursing, 4th Edition

 

Chapter 7: Socioeconomic and Environmental Influences

 

Test Bank

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. Before becoming an effective advocate for the older adult client, the nurse must:
  2. be familiar with the physical and mental effects of aging.
  3. gain insight into the client’s world by talking with and listening to them.
  4. learn the details of the client’s medical and social histories.
  5. be a member of the client’s formal support system.

 

ANS: b

By listening to and consulting with older adults, the nurse develops an understanding of the values and perceptions that guide older adults’ thoughts and feelings about life. The nurse forms partnerships with older adults to defend and promote their rights.

DIF: Application (Apply)

OBJ: Caring

MSC: Psychosocial Integrity

TOP: NA

REF: p. 130

 

  1. In order to best respect an older client’s autonomy when assisting him in finding appropriate, affordable housing, the nurse:
  2. provides examples of various options that include assistive services.
  3. locates housing near senior citizen community center to minimize social isolation.
  4. identifies housing close to the services he will need.
  5. asks the client to provide examples of where he would like to live.

 

ANS: d

Whatever the housing status of the older person, it must be remembered that each person has a right to determine where to live unless he or she is proven incompetent.

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Implementation

MSC: Safe and Effective Care Environment

TOP: NA

REF: p. 128

 

  1. A nurse working with older adults recognizes that the client at greatest risk for homelessness is the:
  2. female with a psychiatric diagnosis.
  3. male with a chronic illness.
  4. female with a history of social isolation.
  5. male with an alcohol abuse issue.

 

ANS: a

Women are increasing in numbers among the homeless older adult communities. Approximately 30% of homeless older adults have mental illness or dementia.

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Assessment

MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance

TOP: NA

REF: p. 128

 

  1. A nurse volunteers at a facility that provides free lunches for older adults. To best minimize the tendency of these clients to withdraw socially, the nurse:
  2. frequently reinforces that everyone is welcome to have lunch with the group.
  3. makes every effort to engage them in conversation during the meal.
  4. encourages them to make friends with the other clients.
  5. asks if they would assist those who need help with getting their food.

 

ANS: d

Older adults tend to feel an obligation to return favors. If someone does something for them, they want to be able to reciprocate. If they are financially unable to do this, they might withdraw so as not to be put in an embarrassing position.

DIF: Application (Apply)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Implementation

MSC: Psychosocial Integrity

TOP: NA

REF: p. 124

 

  1. When the traditional roles are blurred as an older married couple begins to experience personal disease and disability, there will most likely be:
  2. a rapid decline in their mental health as well.
  3. a loss of self-esteem and satisfaction with life for one or both spouses.
  4. increased martial stress and discord.

 

  1. increased social isolation.

 

ANS: b

When the older adult loses his or her traditional role, self-esteem and satisfaction with life may be affected.

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Assessment

MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance

TOP: NA

REF: p. 124

 

  1. A 69-year-old client who has both Medicare and long-term supplemental health care insurance shares with the nurse that he is in need of a visual examination as a follow-up after his cataract surgery. The nurse suggests that such treatment is most likely covered by:
  2. Medicare Part A.
  3. Medicare Part B.
  4. Medicare Part D.
  5. his supplemental policy.

 

ANS: b

A vision examination is a service covered by Medicare Part B.

DIF: Application (Apply)

OBJ: Physiological Integrity

MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance

TOP: NA

REF: p. 122

 

  1. The nurse recognizes that health and wellness is better among the educated older adult population because they tend to:
  2. place a high value on health and wellness.
  3. frequently take advantage of health screening options.
  4. have occupations that are less physically demanding.
  5. manage emotional stress in a more productive manner.

 

ANS: b

The more educated person often has greater access to wellness programs and preventive health options because they tend to have more financial resources and health insurance coverage.

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Assessment

MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance

TOP: NA

REF: p. 120

 

  1. The client most likely to be seen at a clinic that services those older adults who are at or below the poverty level is a(n):
  2. Hispanic male who was a migrant farm worker.
  3. African American male who worked semiskilled construction jobs.
  4. Hispanic female who sold needlework at craft fairs.
  5. African American female who supplemented family income by taking in laundry.

 

ANS: d

Older African American and Hispanic adults are more vulnerable to poverty than are whites. Many are more likely to have held low-paying jobs with few or no benefits. The poverty rate for older women is 13.6%, whereas the rate for older men is 6.8%. Almost half (47.5%) of older black women who live alone are poor.

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Assessment

MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance

TOP: NA

REF: p. 119, 120

 

  1. The nurse is addressing a senior citizens group that is comprised of members who are 75 years of age and older. The nurse expects that the group will be primarily:
  2. widows who have never worked outside of their homes.
  3. widowers with at least one chronic illness.
  4. females who have part time jobs.
  5. males with pensions to supplement monthly Social Security benefit income.

 

ANS: a

After age 75, women outnumber men in American society. Most women in this age group did not work outside the home, so their incomes depend on their spouses’ pensions or Social Security benefits.

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Assessment

MSC: Psychosocial Integrity

TOP: NA

REF: p. 119

 

  1. A client who grew up during the 1930s in an urban community has been prescribed several medications for a variety of chronic health issues. In order to help ensure medication compliance based on knowledge of this age cohort, the nurse:
  2. provides detailed explanation regarding the importance of taking the medications appropriately.
  3. educates the client to the cost effectiveness of generic brands of the prescribed medications.
  4. includes family members in the medication education plan.
  5. offers suggestions on strategies to minimize the risk of “forgetting” to take medication as prescribed.

 

ANS: b

Persons of this cohort (raised during the American depression of the 1930s) are generally frugal and often do not spend money, even if they have it. Suggesting a cost-effective way to purchase the medications will particularly appeal to this client.

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Planning

MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance

TOP: NA

REF: p. 117

 

 

MULTIPLE RESPONSE

 

  1. When preparing an educational program focused on chronic illnesses that at least a third of the older adult population is likely to experience, the nurse includes information on which of the following? Select all that apply.
  2. The benefit of aquatic exercise
  3. Signs and symptoms of cataracts
  4. Ways to control sodium intake
  5. Latest technologic interventions for hearing loss.
  6. The effects of exercise on cardiovascular health

 

ANS: a, c, e

The most common chronic problems in 2002 were arthritis (50%), followed by hypertension (36%), heart disease (32%), hearing impairments (29%), cataracts (17%), orthopedic impairments (16%), sinusitis (15%), and diabetes (10%).

DIF: Analysis (Analyze)

OBJ: Nursing Process: Planning

MSC: Health Promotion and Maintenance

TOP: NA

REF: p. 121

 

  1. The nurse is educating an 80-year-old client regarding a newly prescribed medication. The nurse’s teaching strategies include which of the following? Select all that apply.
  2. Using pictures to show how the medication should be stored
  3. Asking the client to use his own words to describe the medication’s possible side effects
  4. Avoiding written instruction in favor of verbal, face-to-face communication
  5. Delivering the information using a slow, deliberate manner of speech
  6. Repeating the information at least three times during the conversation

 

ANS: a, b, e

Strategies such as repetition, client restating, and varied delivery methods such as pictures, written, audio, and oral discussion are all appropriate and recommended for the older adult learner.

DIF: Application (Apply)

OBJ: Teaching and Caring

MSC: Safe and Effective Care Environment

TOP: NA

REF: p. 121