Complementary And Alternative Therapies

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Question 1
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According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, complementary medicine is

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prescribed and overseen by a medical physician.

B

treatment of a physical illness by a spiritual intervention.

C

used in place of conventional medicine.

D

used together with conventional medicine.

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Question 2
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Of the many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities available in the United States, the most rapidly growing area is

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acupressure.

B

acupuncture.

C

dietary supplementation.

D

meditation.

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Question 3
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A nurse taking the history of a client with rheumatoid arthritis might be alerted to the client's use of CAM when the client says

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"A bunch of nuts believe that putting nice smells in the air cures arthritis."

B

"Doctors don't know everything, you know."

C

"I've heard something about alternative medicine. What is that?"

D

"What do you think about biofeedback?"

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Question 4
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When the client asks the nurse about the use of therapeutic herbs, the nurse's most instructional response would be

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"Herbs are not regulated and may pose health risks if used with prescribed drugs."

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"Herbs have many qualities; some effects are good, and some are not."

C

"I have heard many people have used some herbal remedies and had good results."

D

"If you are getting relief from some herbal remedy, there is probably no harm in it."

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Question 5
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The nurse reminds a client that the Dietary Supplement and Health Act of 1994 prevented manufacturers of dietary supplements from

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making specific therapeutic claims for the product on their labels.

B

manufacturing products that are not tested or proven.

C

offering products for sale except through pharmacies.

D

publishing outrageous claims for the product on promotional materials.

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Question 6
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When the client asks the nurse what "placebo effect" means, the nurse includes in the response that the placebo effect describes a

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deterioration of the product to the point that it renders the product incapable of offering any therapeutic benefit.
B
phenomenon of a person taking the placebo and claiming positive effects because of psychological factors unrelated to the product.
C
practice of manufacturers to make hugely inflated claims to induce the potential user to believe in the worth of the product.
D
product that, although producing therapeutic effects for many users, has no effect on others.
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Question 7
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A nurse understands that many conventional drugs are derived from plants, such as

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meperidine (Demerol).
B
penicillin.
C
quinine.
D
steroids.
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Question 8
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The nurse cautions that, when consumed in large quantities, antioxidants can become pro-oxidants, which

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absorb large quantities of free radicals.
B
can produce free radicals.
C
create a free radical "shield."
D
enhance the immune system.
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Question 9
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A young Hispanic woman tells the nurse that she is going to have a healing ritual to center her spirit after the recent death of her husband. The nurse recognizes the alternative medicine system of

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Ayurveda.
B
Curanderismo.
C
Reiki.
D
Tai Chi.
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Question 10
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An elderly Chinese woman tells the nurse that she must improve the flow of her Qi. The nurse asks the client how long she has been using

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acupuncture.
B
Ayurveda.
C
Tai Chi.
D
yoga.
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Question 11
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Because of the repetitive, slow, controlled movement involved, the nurse suggests that a client with arthritis may benefit from the CAM therapy of

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Ayurveda.
B
biofeedback.
C
Reiki.
D
Tai Chi.
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Question 12
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A nurse is planning a comprehensive health promotion program to help clients with stress and healthy lifestyle choices. A CAM practice that could be included that would help clients with relaxation and stress reduction is

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Ayurveda.
B
biofeedback.
C
shamanism.
D
yoga.
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