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NCLEX® Review Questions

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to the therapeutic communication theory, what criteria must be met for successful communication?

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Question 2.
The nonverbal communication that expresses emotion is:

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Question 3.
In the symbolic interactionist view of communication, how is the meaning of the message determined?

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Question 4.

The nurse is discussing problem-solving strategies with a client who recently experienced the death of a family member and the loss of a full-time job. The client says to the nurse, “I hear what you’re saying to me, but it just isn’t making any sense to me. I can’t think straight now.” The client is expressing feelings of:
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Question 5.
The nurse is interacting with a client and observes the client’s eyes moving from side to side prior to answering a question. The nurse interprets this behavior as:

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Question 6.
The nurse is caring for a client who is hard of hearing. To facilitate communication with the client, the nurse will:

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Question 7.
A client with a history of major depression tells the nurse “I wish I weren’t alive. I have been a failure my entire life and I am totally useless to anyone.” The most therapeutic response to the client is:

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Question 8.
The nurse is completing the sexual history section of the admission assessment. The client tells the nurse “I don’t want to talk about this. This is private between my spouse and me.” Which nurse response reflects empathy?

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Question 9.
To provide effective feedback to a client, the nurse will focus on:

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Question 10.
The use of facial expressions and gestures communicates:

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