Chapter 18 Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Chapter 18  Complementary and Alternative Medicine

 

 

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Acupuncture is thought to heal through the mechanism of what?
A)
Using a metal conductor (needle) to impact energy flow in the body
B)
Using skin-to-skin contact to change energy channels
C)
Clearing chakra areas within the body
D)
Psychological symbolism
Ans:
A

Feedback:

In acupuncture, a needle is used to theoretically alter energy flow through body areas.

2.
All except which of the methodologies below have been identified as one of the major domains of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?
A)
Energy therapies
B)
Alternative medical systems
C)
Mind–body interventions
D)
Psychoanalysis
Ans:
D

Feedback:

Psychoanalysis is not considered alternative medicine but rather a traditional medical modality.

3.
A mental health nurse has recently discovered that her client is taking an ephedra-based weight-loss product that is marketed as a “totally herbal remedy for weight loss.” Which of the following is the most important nursing action?
A)
The nurse should talk with the client about the potential for adverse events that can result from the use of ephedra.
B)
The nurse should instruct the client in the appropriate usage and dosing of the herbal remedy.
C)
The nurse should ask the client whether or not he or she has tried other weight-reduction strategies.
D)
The nurse should be certain that the client does not take the herbal remedy on the same dosing schedule as the client’s other medications.
Ans:
A

Feedback:

The nurse should discuss herbal remedies with the client in terms of potential adverse side effects and interactions. Particularly in the case of ephedra-based remedies, herbal preparations can have severe toxic and potentially life-threatening consequences for some clients. Although the other options are important, the correct answer would be a primary concern in this case.

4.
The use of alternative therapies in America has?
A)
Declined in recent years due to lack of insurance coverage
B)
Not been very popular because of mainstream medicine
C)
Risen steadily in the last 30 years
D)
Always been a very prominent modality in the health care system
Ans:
C

Feedback:

The use of CAM has increased substantially in the last 30 years. It has increased in popularity, even though it has not traditionally been a very accepted modality in the American health care system.

5.
One advantage of using therapeutic touch in nursing settings is what?
A)
It is a noninvasive technique that has been shown to promote healing.
B)
It provides a way to heal by using electrical forces.
C)
It stimulates or sedates along channels or meridian lines.
D)
It is covered by most health insurances.
Ans:
A

Feedback:

Easy to use and noninvasive, therapeutic touch has been shown to promote healing and falls within the scope of practice of the registered nurse.

 

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