NUR 1211C Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: American Psychiatric Association, Psychosis, Medical Error

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1. Which statement should a nurse identify as correct regarding a client's right to refuse treatment?
Clients can refuse pharmacological but not psychological treatment.
Clients can refuse any treatment at any time.
Clients can refuse only electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Professionals can override treatment refusal by an actively suicidal or homicidal client.
2. Which is an example of an intentional tort?
A nurse fails to assess a client's obvious symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
A nurse places an irritating client in four-point restraints.
A nurse makes a medication error and does not report the incident.
A nurse gives patient information to an authorized person.
3. At what point should the nurse determine that a client is at risk for developing a mental illness?
When thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are not reflective of the American Psychiatric Association.
When maladaptive responses to stress are coupled with interference in daily functioning.
When a client communicates significant distress.
When a client uses defense mechanisms as ego protection.
4. A client requests information on several medications in order to make an informed choice about management of depression. A
nurse should provide this information to facilitate which ethical principle?
Autonomy
Beneficence
Nonmaleficence
Justice
5. Which statement regarding the concept of psychosis is most accurate?
Individuals experiencing psychoses are aware that their behaviors are maladaptive.
Individuals experiencing psychoses experience little distress.
Individuals experiencing psychoses are aware of experiencing psychological problems.
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