Chapter 4 Spiritual, Cultural, and Ethnic Issues

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Chapter 4  Spiritual, Cultural, and Ethnic Issues

 

 

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their clients due to which of the following?
A)
Clients who are religious always have delusions about their specific religious beliefs.
B)
Clients’ religious beliefs often influence their approach to mental health care and mental illness.
C)
Religion is an important tool to use to get the patient to be compliant with psychiatric medications.
D)
Psychiatric–mental health nurses have their own strong religious beliefs that may interfere with those of their clients.
Ans:
B

Feedback:

Clients’ religious beliefs, which are part of their culture, often do influence their views of mental health care and mental illness. The other options are not always true.

2.
Researchers have found that when individuals are members of a minority group, they often experience all of the following except what?
A)
Prejudice
B)
Integration
C)
Dislocation
D)
Cultural isolation
Ans:
B

Feedback:

Members of minority groups rarely feel integrated into the mainstream culture. Rather, they experience prejudice, dislocation and change, and cultural isolation more often than not.

3.
The mental health nurse is interviewing a client of Asian descent regarding his health care practices. The nurse understands that cultural competence is important in the care of this client. Cultural competence in health care can be best described as what?
A)
Striving to achieve the ability to work within the cultural context of an individual or community from a diverse cultural or ethnic background
B)
Knowing the characteristics of each individual cultural group in America
C)
A combination of a person’s beliefs about cultural values and knowledge about his or her own culture
D)
The patient’s ability to tell the health care provider about his or her cultural beliefs and practices
Ans:
A

Feedback:

Cultural competence involves the desire and attempt by health care workers to learn about and work within the cultural context of the client from a diverse cultural or ethnic background.

4.
Which action is most effective in assisting the nurse to provide culturally competent care?
A)
Encouraging acculturation of non-American groups
B)
Working with only one cultural group so you can get to know them more intimately
C)
Reinforcing segregation
D)
Identifying one’s own biases and feelings about different cultural groups
Ans:
D

Feedback:

It is most effective to identify your biases and feelings about different cultures so that you can be aware of the ideas you might bring into the nurse–client relationship.

5.
Asian and African American clients may require lower lithium doses due to lower concentrations of a plasma protein that is known to bind lithium. This phenomenon is an example of what?
A)
Ethnopharmacology
B)
Pharmacotherapy with ethnic groups
C)
Metabopharmacology
D)
Ethnicity in pharmacometabolism
Ans:
A

Feedback:

Ethnopharmacology is an emerging field of science that explores the relationship of ethnicity to drug metabolism and drug effectiveness.

 

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