NUR 1211C Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Visiting Hours, Unit, Reaction Formation

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PSYCH UNIT 1 PRACTICE TEST
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According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, which situation on an
inpatient psychiatric unit would require priority intervention?
A client is disturbed that family can be seen only during visiting hours.
**A client exhibits hostile and angry behaviors toward another client.
A client states, 'I have no one who cares about me.'
A client states,'I have never met my career goals.'
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safety and security, level 2 first!
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According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, which situation
exhibits the highest level of attainment?
**An individual demonstrates an ability to discuss cbjectively all points of view and
posesses a strong sense of ethics.
An individual avoids harm while maintaining comfort, order, and physical safety.
An individual establishes meaningful interpersonal relationships and can identify
himself/herself within a group.
An individual desires prestige from personal accomplishments.
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self-actualization is achieved
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A client has been fired from work because of downsizing.
Although clearly upset, when explaining the situation to a
friend, the client states, "I took all my client files with me
because they weren't using me to my potential and they owe
me!" What defense mechanism is the client using?
Denial
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Intellectualization
**Rationalization
Suppression
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makes excuses to justify feelings or behaviors
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Which best exemplifies a client's use of the defense mechanism
of reaction formation?
A client feels rage at being raped at a young age, which later is expressed by joining
law enforcement.
**A client is unhappy about being a father, although others know him to dote on his
son.
A client is drinking 6-8 beers a day while still going to AA as a group leader.
A client is angry that the call bell is not answered and decides to call the nurse when it
is unnecessary.
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This is classic reaction formation! He thinks one thing but does the opposite.
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Which situation reflects the defense mechanism of projection?
A husband has an affair, then buys his wife a diamond anniversary bracelet.
**A promiscuous wife accuses her husband of having an affair.
A wife, failing to become pregnant, works hard at becoming teacher of the year.
A man who was sexually assaulted as a child remembers nothing of the event.
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This is projection! Projecting or passing one's bad behaviors onto someone else!
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Which situation reflects the defense mechanism of denial?
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