Chapter 02: Community-Based Nursing Practice 1. A community health nurse has scheduled a hypertension clinic in a local shopping mall in which shoppers have the opportunity to have their blood pressure measured and learn about hypertension. This nursing activity would be an example of which type of prevention activity? A) Tertiary prevention B) Secondary prevention C) Primary prevention D) Disease prevention Ans: B Feedback: Secondary prevention centers on health maintenance aim at early detection and prevention. Disease prevention is not a form of health care but is a focus on primary prevention. 2. The nursing instructor is preparing a group of students for their home care rotation. In preparation, the group discusses the patients that they are most likely to care for in the home. Which of the following groups are the most common recipients of home care services? A) Mentally ill patients B) Patients receiving rehabilitation after surgery C) Terminally ill and palliative patients D) Elderly patients Ans: D Feedback: The elderly are the most frequent users of home care services. The patient must be acutely ill, home bound, and in need of skilled nursing services to be eligible for this service. The other answers are incorrect because it is the elderly who are seen most frequently in the home health setting, though each of the other listed groups may sometimes receive home care. 3. A recent nursing graduate has been surprised at the sharp contrast between some patients lifestyles in their homes and the nurses own practices and beliefs. To work therapeutically with the patient, whatread more
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