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Chapter 19: Illness and Hospitalization
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The abnormal process in which aspects of the social, physical, emotional, or intellectual function of a person are diminished or impaired is called:
If illness or hospitalization results in a change in physical appearance, it is likely to have a strong impact on the persons:
The most important reason for performing a crisis assessment on hospitalized clients is that it allows the care provider to:
Identify problems before a crisis develops and plan preventive interventions.
Which is the best way for the nurse to assist clients in managing their pain?
By setting mutual goals
The stage of hospitalization during which the client reestablishes personal identity and becomes self-centered is the time when the client is:
Becoming emotionally stabilized
The nurse begins discharge planning measures with a hospitalized client:
At the time of admission
A male client has been diagnosed recently with a chronic illness. His family tells the nurse that they have noticed that he has not been attending his weekly card game night with his friends and does not return their calls. What reaction is this client most likely experiencing?
The nurse is admitting a male client so he can undergo testing for diagnostic purposes. The nurse explains how the equipment in the room works and how to order meals. After the nurse leaves the room, the client yells for the nurse because he cant remember how to use the call light. What emotional response is the client experiencing?
A female client admitted to a mental health facility for depression is frequently asking for help in deciding on what foods to choose for her meals, as well as which activities she should participate in. Which stage of illness is she experiencing?
The nurse is talking with a male client recently admitted to a mental health facility. He is very anxious to begin his treatment for alcohol and drug addiction because he states that he really wants to get well this time. Which stage of illness is the client experiencing?
A 72-year-old woman from the Dominican Republic is hospitalized after fainting while visiting her daughter. The staff has voiced complaints regarding the family ignoring hospital rules regarding visiting hours and number of visitors allowed in the room. In addition, the daughter brings food to the mother from home that is not a part of the clients prescribed diet. How can the staff deal with these issues in a professional manner?
Meet with the patient and family to determine how to provide support for cultural practices.
How does the experience of entering a psychiatric treatment facility differ from hospitalization for physical reasons? (Select all that apply.)
The client may FEAR other clients behaviors.
The client receives a negative diagnostic label.
The client must COPE with the stigma of MENTAL illness.
Insurance companies MAY DENY payment for treatment.
Which natural remedies may the nurse use to assist clients in alleviating pain? (Select all that apply.)
Which functions of a person are diminished or impaired during illness? (Select all that apply.)
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