ATI - CHAPTER 9 Stress Management
CHAPTER 9 Stress Management
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A nurse is preparing to provide an educational seminar on stress to other nursing staff. Which of the following is appropriate to include in the discussion?
A. Excessive stressors cause the client to experience distress.
B. The body's initial adaptive response to stress is denial.
C. The absence of stressors results in homeostasis.
D. Negative, rather than positive, stressors produce a biological response.
A nurse is discussing acute vs. prolonged stress with a client. Which of the following should the nurse identify as an acute stress response? (Select all that apply.)
A. Decreased appetite
B. Depressed immune system
C. Increased blood pressure
D. Panic attacks
A, B, C, E
A nurse is teaching a client about stress-reduction techniques. Which of the following client statements indicates understanding of the teaching?
A. "Cognitive reframing will help me change my irrational thoughts to something positive."
B. "Progressive muscle relaxation uses a mechanical device to help me gain control over my pulse rate."
C. "Biofeedback causes my body to release endorphins so that I feel less stress and anxiety."
D. "Mindfulness allows me to prioritize the stressors that I have in my life so that I have less anxiety."
A client says she is experiencing increased stress because her significant other is "pressuring me and my kids to go live with him. I love him, but I'm not ready to do that." She also states that her significant other "keeps nagging at my oldest son, which makes me mad, since he's my son, not his." Which of the following should the nurse recommend to promote a change in the client's situation?
A. Learn to practice mindfulness.
B. Use assertiveness techniques.
C. Exercise regularly.
D. Rely on the support of a close friend.
A nurse is caring for a client who states, "I'm so stressed at work because of my coworker. He expects me to finish his work because he's too lazy!" When discussing appropriate communication, which of the following statements by the client to his coworker indicates client understanding?
A. "You really should complete your own work. I don't think it's right to expect me to complete your responsibilities."
B. "Why do you expect me to finish your work? You must realize that I have my own responsibilities."
C. "It is not fair to expect me to complete your work. If you continue, then I will report your
behavior to our supervisor."
D. "When I have to pick up extra work, I feel very overwhelmed. I need to focus on my own responsibilities."
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