Chapter 6 Forensic Nursing Practice

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Chapter 6  Forensic Nursing Practice

 

 

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1.
Standard III states that the forensic nurse acquires and maintains current knowledge in forensic nursing practice and integrates the learning into daily practice. To achieve this standard, the forensic nurse completes all of the following except what?
A)
Participating in continuing education programs
B)
Seeking experience to maintain competence
C)
Participating in legal action against the perpetrator
D)
Seeking knowledge and skills appropriate to the practice setting
Ans:
C

Feedback:

To achieve Standard III of the Standards of Professional Performance, the forensic nurse seeks experience to maintain competence, participates in ongoing activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues, and seeks knowledge and skills appropriate to the practice setting. Participation in legal action against the perpetrator is not part of Standard III.

2.
Which of the following is not included in the Scope of Forensic Nursing Practice as defined by the ANA and IAFN?
A)
Application of nursing-related sciences
B)
Application of the forensic aspects of health care in investigation
C)
Treatment of trauma or death victims
D)
Prevention of the initial abuse situations
Ans:
D

Feedback:

The Scope of Forensic Nursing Practice, as defined by the ANA and IAFN, encompasses application of the nursing-related sciences, application of the forensic aspects of health care in scientific investigation, and treatment of trauma or death victims and perpetrators of abuse or violence. Prevention of the initial abuse situations would not be within the scope of practice.

3.
Which of the following would be considered a role of the forensic nurse?
A)
Investigating criminal activity of the community
B)
Providing financial assistance to the victim
C)
Serving as an expert witness
D)
Perpetrator sentencing
Ans:
C

Feedback:

A role of the forensic nurse includes serving as an expert witness related to questions of the investigative process. The other options would not be within the role of the forensic nurse.

4.
A characteristic of psychiatric forensic nursing includes which of the following?
A)
The client is the prison inmate in the relationship
B)
Evaluation of sanity and competency of the perpetrator
C)
Little interaction with the legal system
D)
Provision of mental health needs of inmates
Ans:
B

Feedback:

One of the characteristics of the forensic nurse includes evaluation of sanity and competency of the perpetrator. The client is the prison inmate in correctional facilities. Forensic nurses have a great deal of interaction with the legal system. Correctional nurses provide mental health needs of inmates.

5.
Which specialty role of the forensic nurse includes prescribing drugs based on the client’s complete DNA structure?
A)
Pharmacogenomics
B)
Euthanasia
C)
Pharmacologic replication
D)
Genomic health care
Ans:
A

Feedback:

Pharmacogenomics is the prescription of drugs based on the client’s complete DNA structure. Euthanasia and pharmacologic replication are not related to pharmacogenomics. Genomic health care is a highly individualized plan of care that utilizes information related to phenotype responses and gene functions.

 

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