Palliation

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Question 1
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Palliative care used in the management of a patient with symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an example of which of the following?

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A

Palliative care is used when the patient is beginning to die.

B

Palliative care is used to help manage the symptoms that often accompany COPD.

C

Hospice nurses must be involved to provide palliative care in a cancer patient.

D

Patient must be enrolled into the Medicare Hospice Benefit to receive palliative care.

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Question 2
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Today most patients are living for several years before dying with multiple chronic conditions, such as COPD, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and obesity. These concomitant diseases contribute to multiple symptoms that interfere with the patient's quality of life. What type of care would you consider for this patient?

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A

End-of-life care

B

Supportive care

C

Comfort care

D

Palliative care

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Question 3
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What is the most prominent goal of palliative care?

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A

Integrate into chronic disease management sooner rather than later.

B

Enroll the patient into the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

C

Ensure that the patient has a 6-month prognosis.

D

Reserve this type of care until the patient is actively dying.

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Question 4
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The student demonstrates a lack of understanding of palliative care when making which statement?

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A

"Palliative care is designed to promote comfort."

B

"Palliative care is designed to reduce disease exacerbations."

C

"Palliative care is designed to decrease acute care hospital admissions."

D

"Palliative care is designed to promote a cure for chronic disease."

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Question 5
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Which is one of the biggest challenges facing current nursing practice?

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A

The number of aging Americans living with chronic disease.

B

The number of patients entering into hospice programs.

C

The number of cancer patients receiving supportive care.

D

Reduced length of stay in hospice care.

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Question 6
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When considering the trajectory of a specific disease, what is the most important Chapter?

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A
Hospital admissions
B
Physical functioning
C
Quality of life
D
Symptom management
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Question 7
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The interprofessional core team includes members from which disciplines?

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A
Nursing, medicine, volunteers, and nutrition
B
Medicine, nursing, social work, and clergy
C
Medicine, nursing, physical therapists, and volunteers
D
Nursing, home health aides, volunteers, and clergy
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