Care of The Older Adult -TEST BANK.-C475(Western Governors University )

A negative attitude towards aging and the aged is called:

A. geriatrics

B. racism

C. ageism

D. ethnocentrism

Answer: C

Which of the following is not considered a core competency for nurses caring for older adults?

A. Analyze the impact of an aging society on the health care system

B. Obtain certification in gerontological nursing

C. Prevent or reduce common risk factors that contribute to functional decline

D. Recognize one's own attitudes about aging

Answer: B

The nurse wishes to obtain basic certification in the specialty of gerontological nursing. Which of the following is true

about this credential?

A. there is an experience requirement

B. one must pass an exam

C. one must have a BSN

D. a and b only

Answer: D

When the nurse reads an article and uses the findings of a study to improve the quality of the patients for whom she

cares, she is implementing the role of:

A. teacher

B. manager

C. research consumer

D. advocate

Answer: C

A lawyer wishes to hire a nurse consultant who has advanced education and certification in gerontology. Based on their

listed credentials, which of the following nurses best fits his wishes?

A. Sally Smith, RN, BSN, BC

B. Mary Malloy, RN, MS, GNP

C. Andy Jones, LPN, CRRC


D. Greg Reed, RN, MSN

Answer: B

The AACN/John A. Hartford Foundation Competencies are helpful to nurses because they:

A. offer suggestions about how to gain employment in geriatrics

B. provide a guideline for the knowledge that is expected to provide quality care to older adults

C. were designed to prepare nurses to pass the State Board Exam

D. were written for nurses working on a graduate degree in gerontology

Answer: B

The nurse has a question about the appropriateness of an older patient's medication dose. Which of the following

professionals would be best qualified to answer such a question?

A. the geropsychologist

B. the geropharmacist

C. the financial gerontologist

D. the gerontological rehabilitation nurse

Answer: B

The health care professional who wants to gain experience in working with older adults who are post-acutely recovering

from serious illness or injury, have challenging medical issues needing 24 hour per day nursing, but who cannot yet

tolerate a full rehabilitation program may be best suited for employment in what setting:

A. acute care hospital

B. assisted living

C. rehabilitation

D. subacute care

Answer: D

Which of the following levels of care would be most appropriate for a healthy 84 year old man who can take care of

himself, but wants to live in a place where he can socialize and have help available if needed?

A. a group foster home

B. a transitional care unit

C. an independent unit in a senior living complex

D. assisted living in a nursing home

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