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Relationships, Roles, & Transitions
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Which of the following statements is not true of older adult relationships?
a. After 50 years of marriage, a couple can face new and severe challenges to their relationship.
b. Older adults often hold their families together by arranging get-togethers and documenting the family's history and rituals.
c. Losing a brother or sister brings an older adult face to face with his or her own death.
d. For older adults, friends can never take the place of family.
Which of the following statements is true about the role of grandparents?
a. The usefulness of grandparents declined with the advent of the industrial age.
b. Today many grandparents are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren.
c. The value of grandparents is to provide gifts to younger family members.
d. Traditionally, parents are subordinate to the grandparents in caregiving.
Which disease has become known as the "great imitator?"
a. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
b. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
c. Alzheimer's disease (AD)
Which is the most important element for older adults to have for enhancing the transition into retirement?
a. Good health
b. Private pension
c. 401k retirement plan
d. Preretirement planning
Which one of the following older adults is most likely to need preretirement counseling to avoid significant concerns in retirement?
a. African American woman who is a certified public accountant
b. Mexican American woman who receives cash for cleaning services
c. Middle-aged man who has a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus
d. Older male clerk who works for the Department of Homeland Security
The community health nurse delivers a program to middle-aged adults about retirement planning and wants to them to choose the year of their retirement. Which is the most important area on which the participants should focus to ease the transition to retirement?
a. Kind of legacy they want to leave behind
b. Type of setting for their personal residence
c. Location of convenient health care services
d. Ability to maintain a stable standard of living
Which one of the following older adults has the highest economic risk in retirement at the beginning of retirement?
a. Divorced woman who has lived in this country for 3 years
b. Male veteran who had an above-the-knee amputation and was a teacher
c. Female widow who is a primary care nurse practitioner
d. Man who immigrated from China and designs computer software
As the wife of a university president, an older woman met exciting people and traveled extensively until her husband died. Besides losing an intimate partner, the nurse identifies that this woman is most likely to grieve for the loss of which area of her life?
b. Economic security
c. Status in community
d. Intellectual stimulation
The children of an older woman ask the nurse for advice about helping their mother heal after her husband's (their father's) death. Which strategy should the nurse share with the family?
a. Appoint one family member to take her on outings.
b. Coordinate family expressions of care and concern.
c. Have each child plan a long trip with her assistance.
d. Take her to community events to meet other people.
Which of the following statements is true about relationships of older adults?
a. Loneliness is evidence of self-centeredness and an unwillingness to love.
b. A person may be lonely even when surrounded by other people.
c. Hostile behavior indicates that a person prefers to be left alone.
d. A pet cannot substitute for human attention.
Which of the following questions will best assess the ability of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender older couple to successfully adjust to the challenges of aging?
a. "How long have you been in this relationship?"
b. "Have you experienced prejudice and discrimination in your life?"
c. "As a couple are you financially secure?"
d. "Do you as a couple share similar religious beliefs?"
Which of the following reactions to the loss of a spouse or long-term partner is a unique example of older adult male bereavement?
a. Withdrawing from friends and family
b. Remarrying within months of the loss
c. Focusing on "doing" rather than "feeling"
d. Experiencing moderate to severe depression
In a retirement planning program, the community health nurse wants to help participants avoid disappointment in retirement. The nurse's program emphasizes which of the following elements that must be adequate to meet postretirement expectations? (Select all that apply.)
a. Financial planning
b. Company-sponsored benefits
c. Company-sponsored health care
d. Government-sponsored benefits
e. Ability to maintain a personal residence
f. Safety and security of a personal residence
A, B, C, D
The nurse should suggest which of the following to a spouse of a patient with dementia who has displayed inappropriate sexual behavior to decrease the occurrence? (Select all that apply.)
a. Intimate relations
B, C, D
Which populations are most at risk for developing HIV? (Select all that apply.)
a. Those older than the age of 50 years
c. Those who are cognitively impaired
d. Those who are sexually active
A, B, D
Which statements made by a couple who have recently retired support the nurse's evaluation that the transition to retirement has been a successful one? (Select all that apply.)
a. "I'm afraid we can't make it that weekend; we'll be visiting the grandchildren."
b. "I'm not accustomed to sharing my kitchen with anyone else."
c. "One week I was working 50 hours, and the next I didn't have to get up until noon."
d. "I often wonder if my buddies from the plant miss me."
e. "We have found a few painless ways to reduce our monthly expenses."
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