Chapter 31 Suicidal Clients

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Chapter 31  Suicidal Clients

 

 

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When teaching prevention to the parents of a 15-year-old client who recently attempted suicide by taking an overdose of Xanax (alprazolam), the nurse describes which of the following behavioral clues?
A)
Angry outbursts at significant others
B)
Inquiry about doses of lethal drugs
C)
Giving away valued personal items
D)
Experiencing the loss of a boyfriend or girlfriend
Ans:
C

Feedback:

The suicidal individual may exhibit behaviors that provide clues to his or her intent, including the following:
• Talks about death, suicide, and wanting to be dead
• Talks or thinks about punishment, torture, and being persecuted
• Hears voices and suddenly seems very happy after being very depressed for some time
• Is very aggressive or very impulsive, and acting suddenly and unexpectedly
• Shows an unusual amount of interest in getting his or her affairs in order
• Gives away personal belongings

2.
It would be helpful for the parents of a suicidal adolescent to understand that the most frequent cause or motive for suicide in adolescents is what?
A)
Progressive failure to adapt
B)
Feelings of anger or hostility
C)
Reunion wish or fantasy
D)
Feelings of alienation or isolation
Ans:
D

Feedback:

In adolescent clients, the developmental task is of a sense of belonging. When adolescents feel alienated or isolated, suicidal thoughts may emerge. In adolescence, therefore, the most common motives are feelings of alienation or isolation.

3.
In assessing suicide potential, it is important for the community mental health nurse to know which of the following people are most prone to self-destructive behavior?
A)
Unemployed professional workers
B)
Single working women
C)
Married elderly men
D)
Caucasian teenagers
Ans:
A

Feedback:

Professional workers who have become unemployed are at higher risk for suicide than other groups because of the multiple losses associated with losing their primary focus of self-identity.

4.
The mother of a suicidal adolescent is concerned that “only crazy people commit suicide.” When helping her understand her daughter’s suicidal behavior, the nurse would explain what?
A)
Fifty percent of all suicides occur as a result of major psychoses.
B)
Analysis of suicide notes reveals that most people who commit suicide are extremely unhappy.
C)
Suicidal tendencies are inherited.
D)
Suicide occurs more frequently among the very rich or poor.
Ans:
B

Feedback:

It is important to teach survivors of suicide and those with a family member who is suicidal that depression, or feelings of unhappiness, is most often associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The mentally ill group, or “crazy people,” is not the primary group that commits suicide, and individuals who are suicidal are not necessarily “crazy.”

5.
A 40-year-old client was admitted to the psychiatric unit after a suicide attempt in which he was found standing on the edge of a bridge. Statements made by the client that would lead the nurse to suspect a potential imminent suicide attempt include what?
A)
“How often does the night personnel make rounds?”
B)
“When will I be discharged?”
C)
“I don’t want to be alone just now.”
D)
“I’m bored. What’s there to do around here?”
Ans:
A

Feedback:

Asking about unit procedures, such as frequency of checks or rounds, is a cue to an individual’s potential suicidal thinking.

 

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