NCLEX : Nurse-Patient Relationship

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Nurse Patient Relationship

The client in the termination phase of the nurse-client relationship is being very confrontational. How should the nurse interpret this behavior?
Possible Answers:
The treatment should revisit the working phase
The nurse has done something to offend the client
The patient should be admitted to the hospital
This behavior is common for a client in the termination phase
Correct answer: This behavior is common for a client in the termination phase
Explanation: Confrontational behavior is very common for a client in the termination phase. The nurse should not assume that she offended the client, and further action in terms of therapy should not be addressed until completing the termination phase.

Example Question #2 : Nurse Patient Relationship

The nurse is in the orientation phase of the nurse-client relationship where the client has been sexually assaulted. During this phase, the nurse should:
Possible Answers:
Identify themes of patterns of patient behavior and possible coping mechanisms
Establish acceptance, trust, and boundaries
Actively listen to the client express his thoughts and feelings
Explore personal ideas, stereotypes, and biases that my affect the nurse-client relationship
Correct answer: Establish acceptance, trust, and boundaries
Explanation: During the orientation phase the nurse should establish acceptance, trust, and boundaries with the client, which will be built upon in later phases.

Example Question #122 : Procedures And Care

Acceptance, trust and boundaries are established during which phase of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship?
Possible Answers:
Preinteraction
Termination
Working
Orientation
Correct answer: Orientation
Explanation: Acceptance, trust, and boundaries are established in the orientation phase of therapy.
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