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A negatve attude towards aging and the aged is called: A. geriatrics B. racism C. ageism D. ethnocentrism Answer: C Which of the following is not considered a core competency for nurses caring f... or older adults? A. Analyze the impact of an aging society on the health care system B. Obtain certfcaton in gerontological nursing C. Prevent or reduce common risk factors that contribute to functonal decline D. Recognize one's own attudes about aging Answer: B The nurse wishes to obtain basic certfcaton in the specialty of gerontological nursing. Which of the following is true about this credental? A. there is an experience requirement B. one must pass an exam C. one must have a BSN D. a and b only Answer: D When the nurse reads an artcle and uses the fndings of a study to improve the quality of the patents for whom she cares, she is implementng the role of: A. teacher B. manager C. research consumer D. advocate Answer: C A lawyer wishes to hire a nurse consultant who has advanced educaton and certfcaton in gerontology. Based on their listed credentals, which of the following nurses best fts his wishes? A. Sally Smith, RN, BSN, BC B. Mary Malloy, RN, MS, GNP C. Andy Jones, LPN, CRRC 1D. Greg Reed, RN, MSN Answer: B The AACN/John A. Hartord Foundaton Competencies are helpful to nurses because they: A. offer suggestons about how to gain employment in geriatrics B. provide a guideline for the knowledge that is expected to provide quality care to older adults C. were designed to prepare nurses to pass the State Board Exam D. were writen for nurses working on a graduate degree in gerontology Answer: B The nurse has a queston about the appropriateness of an older patent's medicaton dose. Which of the following professionals would be best qualifed to answer such a queston? A. the geropsychologist B. the geropharmacist C. the fnancial gerontologist D. the gerontological rehabilitaton nurse Answer: B The health care professional who wants to gain experience in working with older adults who are post-acutely recovering from serious illness or injury, have challenging medical issues needing 24 hour per day nursing, but who cannot yet tolerate a full rehabilitaton program may be best suited for employment in what setng: A. acute care hospital B. assisted living C. rehabilitaton D. subacute care Answer: D Which of the following levels of care would be most appropriate for a healthy 84 year old man who can take care of himself, but wants to live in a place where he can socialize and have help available if needed? A. a group foster home B. a transitonal care unit C. an independent unit in a senior living complex D. assisted living in a nursing home 2Answer: C Which of the following is not true about assisted living facilites? A. if their care needs become too great, they may have to seek other living arrangements B. persons pay for assistance out of pocket C. the average resident is in his 60's D. they have assumed about 15% of the previous nursing home populaton Answer: C A person aged 84 would be classifed, according to current systems, as: A. young B. middle C. old D. very old Answer: B The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in gerontology differs from the GNP in that: A. the GNP usually works in a collaboratve practce with a physician B. the CNS has less educaton than the GNP C. the GNP has a doctorate D. the CNS does less consultng than the GNP Answer: A What is the most compelling reason for health professionals to be educated in the area of gerontology? A. to address the comprehensive nursing shortage B. to make an increase in salary C. to prepare to be challenged by the educated baby boomers D. to prepare to care for the growing number of older persons in the populaton Answer: D An intergeneratonal approach to care for the aging is advisable because of what fact? A. baby boomers want their children to take of them in old age B. Gen X and Gen Y persons do not know anything about aging 3C. most older persons are cared for by their children D. nearly a half million grandparents are raising their grandchildren Answer: D What best explains the lack of prepared, qualifed health professionals to care for the aged? A. a shortage of nursing faculty B. medical programs not including gerontology content C. not enough health professionals choosing gero as a specialty D. the current nursing shortage Answer: C There were approximately 36 million Americans over the age of 65 years in 2000 and this number is expected to grow to 71 million by 2030 A. TRUE B. FALSE Answer: A Over half of women over the age of 85 are widowed A. TRUE B. FALSE Answer: A There are more males in the populaton than females A. TRUE B. FALSE Answer: B Most centenarians (people over the age of 100 years) are White and female A. TRUE B. FALSE 4Answer: A Minority elderly groups are growing and thus present unique challenges for nurses today A. TRUE B. FALSE Answer: A The majority of older persons live alone A. TRUE B. FALSE Answer: B Older women who live alone tend to be more from lower income groups than those who are married A. TRUE B. FALSE [Show More]

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