NCLEX : Legal Responsibilities and Patient Rights

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for NCLEX

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Example Questions

Example Question #3 : Ethical Responsibilities

Which of the following nursing roles are eligible for prescriptive rights?

Possible Answers:

Registered nurse

Charge nurse

Nurse practitioner

Critical care nurse

Correct answer:

Nurse practitioner

Explanation:

Of the nursing types listed, only nurse practitioners are can be authorized to write prescriptions for pharmaceutical drugs.

Example Question #2 : Ethical Responsibilities

Communicating patient values, preferences and expressed needs to other members of health care team is an example of what Quality and Safety in the Education of Nurses (QSEN) competency?

Possible Answers:

Quality improvement

Safety

Patient-centered care

Evidence-based practice

Correct answer:

Patient-centered care

Explanation:

Communicating patient values, preferences and expressed needs to other members of health care team is an example of patient-centered care, which is defined as the act of recognizing the full agency of the patient by providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient preferences, values, and needs.

Example Question #3 : Ethical Responsibilities

Using tools such as algorithm flow charts and cause-effect analyses to make processes of care more explicit is an example of what Quality and Safety in the Education of Nurses (QSEN) competency?

Possible Answers:

Quality improvement

Evidence-based practice

Patient centered care

Safety

Correct answer:

Quality improvement

Explanation:

Using tools such as algorithm flow charts and cause-effect analyses to make processes of care more explicit is an example of quality improvement, which is defined as the use of data to monitor the outcomes of treatment practices and other efforts to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.

Example Question #4 : Ethical Responsibilities

Asking for help from a co-worker or superior is an example of what Quality and Safety in the Education of Nurses (QSEN) competency?

Possible Answers:

Evidence-based practice

Informatics

Teamwork and collaboration

Safety

Correct answer:

Teamwork and collaboration

Explanation:

Asking for help from a co-worker or superior is an example of teamwork and collaboration, which is defined as the ability to function effectively within nursing or integrated teams. Skills should include the ability to have open, mutually respectful communication, shared decision making, and a focus on patient care. 

Example Question #5 : Ethical Responsibilities

Using a checklist for tasks when doing an in-home visit is an example of what Quality and Safety in the Education of Nurses (QSEN) competency?

Possible Answers:

Evidence-based practice 

Informatics

Safety

Teamwork and collaboration

Correct answer:

Safety

Explanation:

Using a checklist for tasks when doing an in-home visit is an example of saftey, which is defined as employment of practices that minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers both by individual performance and the use of systems (such as checklists) to avoid errors.

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