Chapter 05 Communicating with Older Adults

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Chapter 05  Communicating with Older Adults

 

 

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MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. The briefest explanation of therapeutic communication is that it:

  1. has a specific intent or purpose.
  2. is the only form of professional communication.
  3. should never be used in a social setting.
  4. requires no special skills, just a willingness to listen.

ANS: A
Therapeutic communication is a style of conversation between the nurse and the patient in which there is a specific purpose or intent.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 88 OBJ: 5
TOP: Therapeutic Communication KEY: Nursing Process Step: N/A
MSC: NCLEX: N/A

2. The nurse is careful in the use of medical jargon while talking with an older adult patient because the use of medical jargon might become a(n):

  1. opportunity to instruct the patient.
  2. effective abbreviated communication shortcut.
  3. indicator of formal communication.
  4. communication barrier.

ANS: D
The use of jargon can become a barrier because the patient may not understand and would be unwilling to disclose ignorance of terms. Habitual use makes health professionals less sensitive to persons who may not be familiar with the terms.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 89 OBJ: 1
TOP: Communication Barrier KEY: Nursing Process Step: Planning
MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation

3. The nurse uses superficial social conversation to initiate communication because this type of exchange:

  1. lets the patient know that he or she is considered to be a person, not just a patient.
  2. encourages sharing of intimate details.
  3. establishes the nurse’s role as a health care provider.
  4. blocks more meaningful therapeutic communication.

ANS: A

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Test Bank 5-2

Social conversations establish that the nurse considers the patient a person in his or her own right. Such conversation is valuable for the nurse to discover information about the patient as a person and for the patient to discover information about the nurse as a person.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: 90 OBJ: 1 | 4

TOP: Social Conversation KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation

4. The nurse communicating with an older adult who has a hearing impairment will improve reception by speaking:

  1. in a higher tone, standing directly in front of the patient.
  2. more loudly from several feet away.
  3. normally with exaggerated hand gestures.
  4. in a low tone, bending close to the patient.

ANS: D
Speaking in a low tone and bending near the patient is a more effective way to communicate with the hearing-impaired.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: 91 OBJ: 1
TOP: Communicating with the Hearing-Impaired
KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation
MSC: NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Basic Care and Comfort

5. Seeing a patient with his head in his arms resting on the over-the-bed table, the nurse steps into the room and asks if the patient feels ill. The patient, without raising his head, says, “I’m fine.” The nurse should:

  1. sit down next to the bed and say, “You don’t act fine.”
  2. pat him on the shoulder and continue on rounds.
  3. say, from the doorway, “If you need anything, just call me.”
  4. assist the patient to sit up and say, “Now, that’s much better, isn’t it?”

ANS: A
Reading the body language that says “I’m not fine,” the nurse should enter the room and be seated to demonstrate willingness to listen.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: 91 OBJ: 3
TOP: Body Language KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Coping and Adaptation

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