health care providers
A group of health care providers are attempting to define health. What can occur during this
a. Terms and meanings may be challenged
b. Categories of health will be listed
c. Ambiguity will be resolved
d. Achieves a full acceptance by all parties
27. For many people, health and illness are opposites which can make them view health as
which of the following:
a. A state of physical fitness
b. Freedom from evil that causes illness
c. A state of emotional ambiguity
d. The reward for a productive life
28. Why would health care providers refer to Healthy People 2020 when providing patient care?
a. It is mandated legislation that will result in a healthier population by 2020.
b. It supports health policies that provide monetary incentives to states who reach the
c. It serves as a monitoring system that evaluates the health of all citizens.
d. It provides a plan to continue to improve the health of everyone in the United States.
29. A patient has a family history of cardiac disease and has maintained lifestyle changes as a
preventive measure. Within the overall perspective of perceived susceptibility, what is this
a. Perceived benefits
b. Perceived seriousness
c. Taking action
d. Changing modifying factors
30. The nurse determines that a patient is in the onset stage of an illness. What did the nurse
observe in the patient?
a. The first symptoms of a given problem are experienced.
b. There is a gradual resumption of normal roles and activities.
c. The sick role becomes that of being a patient.
d. The disease is identified and socially sanctioned.
31. Which action do most people take when experiencing a mild illness?
a. Rely on self-treatment or do nothing.
b. Ingest herbs specific to how they are feeling.
c. Consult a local faith healer.
d. Immediately seek medical attention.
32. How would the nurse explain alternative medical traditions to a patient?
a. For use in concert with other aspects of health care
b. Outside of the realm of a person’s cultural heritage medical tradition
c. An essential component of a cultural heritage medical tradition
d. Traditional methods of health care
33. Which actions would the nurse categorize as traditional mental health maintenance?
a. Wearing head covering in the cold to preserve head warmth
b. Avoiding physically demanding hobbies
c. Using medications to preserve chemical balance in the brain
d. Activities to concentrate and stimulate the mind
34. While assessing a patient from the Jewish culture, the nurse learns that the patient believes
that an illness is being caused by another soul. What is this health belief considered?
b. Kayn aynhoreh
35. During an assessment, a patient tells the nurse, “An onion a day keeps everyone away.” How does this philosophy protect health?
a. Recognizes the special antibiotic properties contained within onions
b. Affirms the belief in the power of onions to prevent disease
c. Protects the person from coming in contact with those who might be ill
d. Advertises that onions have special healing abilities
36. Which patient statement reflects a spiritual belief that defines illness?
a. “It is a necessary part of my religious culture.”
b. “I am being punished for breaking a religious code.”
c. “I failed to wear special amulets to ward it off.”
d. “I am sick because I violated dietary practices.”
37. What is an advantage of using complementary medicine for treatment of an illness?
a. Complementary medicine is never used with allopathic medicine.
b. Complementary medicine replaces allopathic medicine as a primary form of treatment.
c. Complementary medicine lessens a patient’s discomfort with allopathic treatments.
d. Complementary medicine can be used with allopathic medicine.
38. Why would the nurse assess a patient’s religion when completing the health history process?
a. Religion plays a role in the perception of health and illness
b. Helps explain recreational habits
c. Provides information about the patient’s geographic location
d. Explains nutritional preferences
39. Which action would the nurse take when assessing the impact of religion, culture, and
ethnicity on a patient’s illness?
a. Recognize that certain ethnic groups practice the same religion.
b. Recognize that all members of an ethnic group will follow the same dietary practices.
c. Recognize that religious preferences may differ between members of an ethnic group.
d. Recognize that certain ethnic groups always practice the same cultural rituals.
40. The nurse overhears a patient ask a family member to bring the Lourdes water to the
hospital. The nurse recalls that this water is believed to cure which health problem?
a. Being bedridden
c. Bodily ills
41. A family member tells a patient with terminal cancer not to worry since special prayers have
been said in church. To which saint is prayed for help with cancer?
a. St. Peregrine
b. St. Odilia
c. St. Francis de Sales
d. St. Raymond Nonnatus
42. What would be alternative treatment modalities used during an illness?
a. Strict adherence to the prescribed medical regimen
b. Willingness to seek a second medical opinion
c. Refusal to allow any medical treatment to be performed
d. Consultation of a healer outside the medical establishment
43. A patient follows the teachings of Christian Science and will not take any medications, but
for which health problem will medications be used by members of this religion?
a. Chemotherapy to treat cancer
b. Immunizations to comply with civil law
d. Narcotics for pain relief
44. Which type of healing is most appropriate for a person who is possessed by external evil?
b. Physical healing
c. Inner healing
d. Spiritual healing
45. Why is understanding family heritage important?
a. New traditions can be discovered to be incorporated into daily life.
b. It provides answers to questions regarding why family members behaved as they did.
c. Knowing the methods of socialization that were passed down among families can explain social behaviors today.
d. Health practices can be altered as a result of understanding heritage.
46. Why is it important to examine individual familial health/health practices?
a. Rejects those health traditions if they differ from those of the same ethnocultural group
b. Identifies what healing practices need to be used when one is ill
c. Helps a person become sensitized to understand the role that ethnocultural and religious heritage has played within a family
d. Generalizes to all members of the same ethnocultural group the various health practices that are done
47. What is the value of sharing family health practices among people?
a. Encourages feelings of nostalgia for past times with family
b. Supports the rejection of all types of family health practices
c. Recognizes autonomy for the efficacy of the health practices
d. Provides an awareness of the differences between various groups
48. Which health protection action would the nurse assess in a patient who is of Black American
a. Eating fresh lemons
b. Wearing camphor around the neck in the winter
c. Taking a daily shot of whiskey
d. Drinking blackstrap molasses