Chapter 02: Gerontological Nursing History, Education, and Roles Touhy & Jett: Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging, 2nd Canadian Edition MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Which of the following statements best identifies gerontological nursing? a. Nurses have only recently become involved in the care of the older person. b. Gerontological care, while important, is the smallest specialty group within the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). c. The purposes of gerontological nursing include promotion of health and support for maximal function. d. Canadian Nurses Association certification is available only for gerontological nurses in research positions. ANS: C Feedback A Incorrect. Nurses have always cared for older-person patients. B Incorrect. Gerontological care is the largest specialty group within the Canadian Nurses Association. C Correct. Promoting health and fostering independence are purposes of the practice, as reflected, for example, in the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association’s Standards of Practice. D Incorrect. The CNA certification program includes a variety of positions, such as nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, researchers, and administra tors. DIF: Knowledge REF: 17-18 OBJ: 1 TOP: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance 2. Which one of the following Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association Standards of Practice recognizes that certain behaviours are not necessarily related to pathology, but instead may be related to the circumstances within the physical or social environment surrounding older persons? a. Physiological health b. Relationship care c. Responsive care d. Health system ANS: C Feedbackread more
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