Faith Community Nursing

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Question 1
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Which of the following best describes when faith communities first began to be involved with health and healing?

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A

In 1998, when parish nursing was first officially recognized

B

In the time of Jesus and similar religious leaders of the early years AD

C

Throughout history, faith communities provided basic health care

D

When parish nursing began in the Lutheran Church in the 1980s

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Question 2
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Which of the following has been confirmed by research regarding the relationship between religion, spirituality, and health?

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A

Essentially, religion gives persons a sense of hope.

B

Faith communities help by praying for ill persons during services.

C

Healthy persons have a tendency to be active within their faith communities.

D

Persons who attend services have decreased anxiety, depression, and stress.

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Question 3
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Which of the following best explains why the name of parish nursing was changed to faith community nursing by the American Nurses Association (ANA)?

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A

To allow nurses to use the title "congregational nurse" or "church nurse" rather than "parish nurse"

B

To allow nurses who were not religious to accept practice positions

C

To decrease the emphasis on the church

D

To emphasize the community setting of the specialty

E

To reflect the diversity now found in the specialty

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Question 4
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Which of the following best describes how the practice of faith community nurses is different from the practice of other nurse specialists?

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A

Advanced education is required before attempting such a challenging role.

B

Practice setting is in a building dedicated to a purpose other than health care.

C

The nurse is a member of the same community where the nurse practices.

D

The central focus of the practice is the spiritual dimension.

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Question 5
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On which of the following levels of care do most faith community nurses (FCNs) focus?

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Hospice care

B

Primary

C

Secondary

D

Tertiary

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Question 6
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Which of the following best describes how the faith community nurse, as a health educator, decides which educational programs to offer the faith community?

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Based on feedback from the local public health department nursing professionals
B
Based on what will help implement the Healthy People 2020 goals
C
Based on what is consistent with the health laws of scripture or holy books
D
Based on the health status and needs of faith community members
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Question 7
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As a health advocate, which of the following does the faith community nurse (FCN) need to know?

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A
Community resources available in the community
B
Educational needs of the community
C
Recruitment strategies
D
Understanding of spirituality
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Question 8
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Which of the following realities would cause difficult ethical conflicts for a faith community nurse?

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A
Best clinical practice may suggest behaviors contrary to the faith community's values and beliefs.
B
Individuals might pressure the nurse to make medical decisions for them.
C
Persons do not always follow the nurse's advice as to appropriate actions.
D
Some political maneuvers within the faith community have implications for the nurse's practice.
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Question 9
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The faith community nurse (FCN) finds the faith community's needs overwhelming. Which of the following best describes how the nurse can best meet the community's many needs?

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A
Discover appropriate resources already existing in the community
B
Help the community members meet their own needs independently of the nurse or other assistance
C
Recruit, train, and direct volunteers to implement needed programs
D
Suggest the faith community recruit more parish nurses to help
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Question 10
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A nurse established a new parent support group where new parents meet to share problems and solutions. After about 3 months, fewer people were attending. Which of the following actions should the nurse take next?

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A
Accept that the new parents may now be comfortable in their role and no longer need a support group
B
Bring in outside experts to give presentations on specific infancy development issues
C
Change the format of the group meetings to include more time for socialization
D
Suggest an ongoing educational program on infant and child development to renew interest in attending the group
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Question 11
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Which of the following best describes why it is crucial that the faith community nurse (FCN) have at least a baccalaureate degree, as well as several years of experience in clinical practice, in addition to formal education in the role?

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To ensure continued prestige and relatively high salary for the role
B
To be autonomous with self-direction and independent decision making
C
To enable the FCN to assess the faith community and prioritize its needs
D
To function in varied settings from the religious building to the clients' homes
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Question 12
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In which of the following areas would the faith community nurse (FCN) most desire more education to continue in the role?

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A
Basic community health nursing practice, especially in finding and accessing resources
B
Spiritual assessment skills and acquiring theological knowledge
C
Use of spirituality in faith healing
D
Physical assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology
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Question 13
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Which of the following symptoms would the faith community nurse (FCN) expect to see when caring for a client with the diagnosis of spiritual distress?

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Hopelessness, isolation, and loneliness
B
Intense need for prayer and support
C
Loss of faith
D
Withdrawal from stress and the environment
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Question 14
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A new faith community nurse (FCN) met with a client who was dying. The client asked the FCN to pray for her out loud. The FCN had an active prayer life, but privately-not out loud relating to someone else. Which of the following would be the best response by the nurse?

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A
Deliberately misunderstand the request and promise to pray for the client when you are at home each evening
B
Look for a religious book nearby, open it, and hope there is something there the nurse can use
C
Offer to share the client's request with the faith community's leader, as well as ask the faith community to pray for the client
D
Share a traditional prayer that the nurse had previously memorized for personal use
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Question 15
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Which of the following ethical issues is often a concern to a faith community nurse (FCN)?

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A
The client's right to confidentiality if a client repents and confesses sin to the nurse
B
Following the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements
C
The nurse's legal responsibility to the faith community leader
D
Setting up appropriate medical records of care given in case of a later legal suit
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Question 16
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A nurse was a volunteer in a faith community when a police officer asked for specific information related to a member's behavior and mental health. The faith community nurse (FCN) told the police officer, "I'm a part-time volunteer; I'm not paid. Besides, I have client-professional privileges so I can't share information with you." Which of the following will most likely be the outcome of this encounter?

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A
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will require the nurse to maintain confidentiality.
B
The matter will be referred to the faith community leader for resolution.
C
The nurse is still accountable and has no legal right not to disclose information requested by a legal authority.
D
The police officer will have to accept the nurse's refusal to share information.
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Question 17
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On the basis of what a faith community nurse (FCN) believed was best practice, she wanted to share various methods of dealing with infertility. However, the tradition of the church was that childbirth was in the hands of God and it was inappropriate to use artificial means of becoming pregnant. Which of the following actions should be taken by the nurse?

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A
Ask to be excused from the situation if a couple wants to obtain information inconsistent with the church's teaching
B
Follow the teaching of the church and keep quiet; there are worse fates in life than infertility
C
Suggest that a client consider adoption and suggest an appropriate adoption agency
D
Tell the client all the various methods used in cases of infertility
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Question 18
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Which of the following interventions would be appropriate for a faith community nurse who bases care on the CIRCLE Model of Spiritual Care? (Select all that apply.)

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Giving a mini sermon based on the specific client problem
B
Listening and showing respect without any actual intervention
C
Suggesting to the client what would be an appropriate response to the situation
D
Showing love and empathy toward the client and the situation
E
Calling the client by name during the conversation
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Allowing time for prayer during the client interaction
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