Chapter 46 Holistic Healing

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Chapter 46  Holistic Healing

 

 

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

____ 1. The concept of holism focuses on which of the following?
1)
Relationship between nurse and patient
2)
Practice of spiritualism
3)
Relationships among all living things
4)
Totality of the body

ANS: 3
The concept of holism focuses on the relationships among all living things.

PTS: 1 DIF: Difficult REF: p. 2
KEY: Nursing process: N/A | Client need: SECE | Cognitive level: Comprehension

 

____ 2. A patient is receiving healthcare focused on his illness and counteracting his symptoms. What type of healthcare is he receiving?
1)
Holistic
2)
Integrative
3)
Complementary
4)
Allopathic

ANS: 4
Allopathic care is conventional medical care focused on counteracting symptoms. Holistic healthcare uses the concept of holism to focus on the relationships among all living things. Integrative healthcare encompasses all traditional and alternative health practices used by a patient. Complementary healthcare is alternative care used in conjunction with traditional medical care.

PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 3
KEY: Nursing process: N/A | Client need: SECE | Cognitive level: Recall

 

____ 3. A client has a diagnosis of chronic pain. The physician has prescribed tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram) for the pain. The patient also receives therapeutic touch (TT) from a practitioner three times a week. In this situation, TT is considered to be which of the following?
1)
A complementary modality
2)
An alternative modality
3)
A placebo response
4)
Holistic healthcare

ANS: 1
A complementary modality is one that is used alongside traditional medical care. The patient receives prescription medication from a physician as well as receiving TT. An alternative modality is one that is used instead of traditional medical care. A placebo response is the client’s expectation that a treatment will be effective. Holistic healthcare uses the concept of holism to focus on the relationships among all living things.

PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 3
KEY: Nursing process: Interventions | Client need: PHSI | Cognitive level: Application

 

____ 4. A client tells the nurse that he is having difficulty sleeping. He says, “I don’t want to use sleeping pills, but I’m thinking about getting some melatonin.” Which of the following is most important for the nurse to include in a response to the client?
1)
“Melatonin is an effective treatment for certain sleep disorders.”
2)
“Melatonin appears to be a relatively safe sleep aid for most people.”
3)
“You may experience some side effects, such as elevated blood pressure.”
4)
“Before taking melatonin, you should consult your primary care provider.”

ANS: 4
All of the statements are true about melatonin; however, side effects are rare. It is most important to consult the primary care provider because melatonin is known to interact with other medications, including prescription medications. Therefore, the client should talk with the provider about this possibility.

PTS: 1 DIF: Difficult REF: p. 14
KEY: Nursing process: Interventions | Client need: PHSI | Cognitive level: Application

 

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