Chapter 18 Understanding Use of Power

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Chapter 18  Understanding Use of Power

 

 

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Multiple Choice

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

 

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) should use what kind of power at the bedside?

  1. Professional power
  2. Personal power
  3. Reward power
  4. Expert power

There is a chain of command in every facility where nurses are employed. Which of the following

terms refers to that chain?

  1. Administrative levels
  2. Managerial chain
  3. Chain of power
  4. Administrative chain

The strongest power base for nursing is:

  1. reward power.
  2. information power.
  3. personal power.
  4. expert power.

Susie has just become an LPN and is at her first job on a geriatric transitional unit as a staff nurse. Mary, an expert geriatric nurse, has been asked to mentor Susie. What functions will Mary perform to best help Susie as she begins this job?

  1. Direct and evaluate Susie’s care.
  2. Support and teach Susie.
  3. Observe Susie for mistakes.
  4. Wait to help until Susie asks for it.

With some nurse managers, reward power can be:

  1. supportive.
  2. legitimate.
  3. manipulative.
  4. a failure.

 

 

Chapter 18: Understanding Use of Power Answer Section

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. ANS: 2
Personal power allows nurses to practice the art of nursing. This power enables the nurse to give the kind of care that makes a difference in a patient’s life and to truly develop a relationship with that person.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 18 OBJ: Objective: 2
KEY: Content Area: Use of Power | Integrated Processes: Communication and Documentation | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Understanding

2. ANS: 3
Chain of command can also be called “chain of power.” This chain of command, or power, is demonstrated through a nurse manager’s power to connect with other departments; thus, that manager has the ability to influence others to work toward the overall goals of the unit or team.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 18 OBJ: Objective: 2
KEY: Content Area: Use of Power | Integrated Processes: Communication and Documentation | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Knowing

3. ANS: 4
Expert power relates to becoming an expert as a LPN, although not everyone can be an expert in every part of nursing. Expertise can be developed in specific areas of nursing and can be just as powerful.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 18 OBJ: Objective: 2
KEY: Content Area: Use of Power | Integrated Processes: Communication and Documentation | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Knowing

4. ANS: 2
Nursing mentors should be nurses who are experts and who support and teach novice nurses. These mentors give willingly to help novice nurses become experts.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 18 OBJ: Objective: 4
KEY: Content Area: Use of Power | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Understanding

5. ANS: 3
Reward power is giving rewards to others. This concept of giving rewards can change a person’s behavior, and some managers use this power to manipulate others. A manipulative manager identifies and rewards favorite employees. These managers are recognizable because of obvious unfair conditions in the work environment.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 18 OBJ: Objective: 1
KEY: Content Area: Use of Power | Integrated Processes: Communication and Documentation | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Understanding

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