Death and Dying Test

  1. Death is often referred to as?
    a. The final stage of growth
    b. The end of all
    c. A place of fear
    d. None of the above
  2. The dying person almost always fears
    a. Increased control
    b. The wonderment of Heaven
    c. Loss of control
    d. They have no fears
  3. What Country has strong beliefs in reincarnation?
    a. USA
    b. Vietnam
    c. Italy
    d. All of the above
  4. What Country has strong beliefs in no medications that will alter the mind while dying?
    a. India
    b. USA
    c. Africa
    d. Sweden
  5. What religion believes in last rights?
    a. Christian
    b. Catholic
    c. Bahi
    d. Atheist
  6. What Culture believes that the sprit does not leave the body for 72 hours?
    a. Asian
    b. American Indians
    c. Eskimos
    d. Most cultures
  7. Each personís death decisions should be
    a. Social
    b. Individual
    c. Family decided
    d. A and C
  8. There are how many stages of death (per Dr. E. Kubler-Ross)
    a. Seven
    b. Three
    c. Five
    d. Two
  9. Which are stages of death?
    a. Denial, anger, acceptance
    b. Excitement, euphoria
    c. Bargaining, depression
    d. A and C
  10. To give the best possible care the nurse must have
    a. A masters degree
    b. A love for all of her patients
    c. Their own spiritual belief and understanding
    d. None of the above
  11. An important principal of nursing is
    a. People are all from different walks of life and should be treated that way
    b. Insurance makes a difference on patient care
    c. All are equal and should be given the best of care
    d. All of the above
  12. Most dying people would rather be
    a. Left alone, without communication
    b. Without family and friends at their bedside
    c. In the hospital
    d. Need to talk at night when fears are high
  13. One of the most important roles of the nurse is
    a. Share her experiences of death with the patient
    b. Listen, just listen
    c. Touch, just a simple touch of their hand
    d. B and C
  14. If the patient asks the nurse to read the Bible to them they should
    a. Tell them no they do not believe in the Bible
    b. Tell them you do not have time with all of your other duties
    c. Sit and read the Bible to them, without judgment
    d. Give them a brighter light, and they can read it themselves
  15. Families consist of
    a. Blood relatives
    b. Only spouses and children count
    c. Any person or animal the patient cares about
    d. All of the above
  16. It is very important to allow the dying patient as much
    a. Independence as possible
    b. Alone time as possible
    c. Care as possible even if they donít need it
    d. A and C
  17. The last sense to go as a person is dying is?
    a. Vision
    b. Hearing
    c. Speech
    d. Taste
  18. Which hygiene measure is of utmost importance with the dying patient?
    a. Foot care
    b. Mouth care
    c. Hair care
    d. Nail care
  19. Who gives the dying patient the right to accept or refuse medical treatment?
    a. Obra
    b. The self-determination act
    c. The patient and or nearest relative
    d. All of the above
  20. DNR stands for
    a. Do not resuscitate
    b. Do not restrict any treatment
    c. Doctors and nursing restrictions
    d. B and C
  21. Which of the following are listed in the dying personís bill of rights?
    a. Not to be alone
    b. To be free from pain
    c. To die in peace with Dignity
    d. All of the above
  22. Peristalsis and GI function speed up when dying?
    a. true
    b. false
  23. Cheyne Stokes are a breathing patterns experienced by the dying patient?
    a. true
    b. false
  24. Post Mortem care starts at the first sign of death?
    a. true
    b. false
  25. One of the most important words a nurse should never forget in her care of the dying patient is Dignity?
    a. true
    b. false