Chapter 14 Setting Meaningful Priorities

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Chapter 14  Setting Meaningful Priorities

 

 

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Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

A nursing student’s friends ask her to go on a weekend camping trip. The student has a major exam

on Monday. In helping set personal priorities, what should be considered?

  1. The student’s diminishing finances, which must last throughout the semester.
  2. The student’s parents’ pride in her academic success.
  3. The student’s personal stress level as finals grades are approaching.
  4. The student’s friends, who have supported her in the past.

Which of the following statements is true about your personal mission statement?

  1. It remains unchanged throughout your life.
  2. It defines your relationship with society.
  3. It describes your purpose in life.
  4. It requires knowledge of triage and disaster planning.

When setting nursing priorities, which factors must be considered?

  1. Compassion and patient needs
  2. Patient and family requests
  3. Physician’s orders and patient status
  4. Knowledge base and nursing theories

The nurse has given report to the oncoming nurse. She must clock out in 10 minutes to avoid overtime, which has been looked upon as poor time management and discouraged by nursing administration. The oncoming nurse has been called away. A client who has experienced ineffective pain management during the shift is due for more medication and requests it. What is the nurse’s decision-making regarding personal priorities based on?

  1. Alternative plans to meet all of the objectives
  2. A strong knowledge base
  3. Input from others
  4. A personal value system

You have received oncoming report. Using concepts of Maslow and Watson for priority setting,

which client would you assess first?

  1. A diabetic patient with a newly diagnosed foot ulcer
  2. A patient who is 3-days postoperative following abdominal surgery with no bowel

    sounds

  3. An asthmatic pediatric patient with expiratory wheezing
  4. A cardiac client who had chest pain relieved after the third nitroglycerin 1 hour

    ago.

 

 

Chapter 14: Setting Meaningful Priorities Answer Section

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. ANS: 3
The only consideration that incorporates the student’s own personal values is the one related to personal stress level.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 14 OBJ: Objective: 1
KEY: Content Area: Priorities | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

2. ANS: 3
A personal mission statement is your own purpose in life, frequently influenced by family values. It changes as you progress through life.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 14 OBJ: Objective: 2
KEY: Content Area: Priorities | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Understanding

3. ANS: 1
Maslow’s (needs) and Watson’s (caring) theories are perfect examples of a framework for setting meaningful priorities in nursing.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 14 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Priorities | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Knowing

4. ANS: 4
The first step in setting personal priorities is to develop a personal value system that will guide the nurse in determining what is most important.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 14 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Priorities | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

5. ANS: 3
Applying the theorist concepts and the ABCs, the patient with altered airway or breathing gets first priority, followed by the patient with circulatory problems.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 14 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Priorities | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

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