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Chapter 15: Assertiveness Training Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question

Nursing

Chapter 15: Assertiveness Training

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

____       1)   During a psychoeducational group on assertiveness training a client asks, “Why do we need to learn about this stuff?” Which is the most appropriate nursing reply?

A.

“Because your doctor requires you to attend this group.”

B.

“Being assertive is the ability to stand up for yourself while respecting the rights of others.”

C.

“Assertiveness training teaches you how to ask for what you want, when you want it.”

D.

“Assertive people place the needs and rights of others before their own.”

 

 

____       2.   Two clients are roommates on an inpatient psychiatric unit. At breakfast, client “A,” who had been missing her gold locket, notices client “B” wearing it. Which should a nurse recognize as a nonassertive or passive behavioral response from client “A”?

A.

Client “A” ignores the situation.

B.

Client “A” discusses the situation with her nurse and develops a plan of action.

C.

Client “A” immediately approaches client “B” and pulls the necklace off her neck.

D.

Client “A” offers to wash client “B’s” clothes and “accidentally” spills bleach in the water.

 

 

____       3.   A client on an inpatient unit is angry with a peer. During lunch, when the peer is not looking, the client spits into his soup. How would the nurse document this interaction?

A.

“Client is displaying assertive behaviors.”

B.

“Client is displaying aggressive behaviors.”

C.

“Client is displaying passive behaviors.”

D.

“Client is displaying passive–aggressive behaviors.”

 

 

____       4.   A client continually waits more than an hour before being seen at the mental health clinic. The client approaches the nurse and states, “When I have to wait for more than an hour to be seen, I feel like my time is not important.” The nurse recognizes this as what type of behavior?

A.

Aggressive behavior

B.

Assertive behavior

C.

Passive–aggressive behavior

D.

Passive behavior

 

 

____       5.   During an assertiveness training group, a client admits to aggressive behaviors. The client asks for suggestions for how to become more assertive and less aggressive. Which is the most appropriate nursing reply?

A.

“Several techniques, including meditation and progressive muscle relaxation, appear helpful.”

B.

“There’s not much that can be done about aggressive behavior because of biological responses.”

C.

“Certain types of medications have been proven effective in promoting assertive communication.”

D.

“There are several techniques, including ‘I statements,’ role playing, and thought stopping, that can help promote assertive and decrease aggressive behaviors.”

 

 

____       6.   During an assertiveness training group, a nurse suggests using “I statements.” The group questions the usefulness of this communication technique. Which explanation by the nurse is most appropriate?

A.

“When ‘I statements’ are used, opinions are communicated without blaming others.”

B.

“When ‘I statements’ are used, anger is displaced by using indirect means.”

C.

“When ‘I statements’ are used, responsibility for one’s behavior is attributed to another.”

D.

“When ‘I statements’ are used, eye contact is promoted.”

 

 

____       7.   While trying to control aggressive behavior, a client asks an assertiveness training nurse to give an example of an “I statement.” Which is an example of this assertive communication technique?

A.

“I would like to know why you came home late without calling me.”

B.

“I hate it when you think you can just come home late without calling anyone to let them know where you are.”

C.

“I feel angry when you come home late without calling.”

D.

“I think you don’t care about me, because if you did, you’d call me if you were planning on coming home late.”

 

 

____       8.   After vying for a nurse management position, nurse “A” is chosen over nurse “B.” When nurse manager “A” calls for staff meetings, nurse “B” is chronically late or absent. Nurse “B” is exhibiting which type of behavior?

A.

Passive

B.

Assertive

C.

Aggressive

D.

Passive–aggressive

 

 

____       9.   A nurse should assign which nursing diagnosis to a client needing assistance with assertiveness?

A.

Disturbed personal identity

B.

Disturbed thought processes

C.

Defensive coping

D.

Impaired verbal communication

 

 

____     10.   Two clients get into a heated argument regarding TV program selections. The nurse turns off the TV and asks the clients to go to their rooms to cool off, after which they will discuss and attempt to resolve the problem. The nurse’s action is an example of which assertive technique?

A.

Defusing

B.

Clouding or fogging

C.

Responding as a broken record

D.

Shifting from content to process

 

 

____     11.   An emergency department nurse, who has worked 10 straight days, is pulled to the psychiatric unit. Which represents a passive–aggressive statement by the emergency department nurse?

A.

“Get someone else to work 3 to 11! I’ve been working 10 days straight, and I need a break!”

B.

“Okay. I’ll do it.” Then purposefully leaves paperwork undone when leaving the unit at 11 p.m.

C.

“I have worked 10 days straight, and I cannot work tonight. I will work for you tomorrow if you need me.”

D.

“Yes, I’ll do it. Anything to keep peace with the hospital administration is a good thing.”

 

 

____     12.   Which best describes a nurse’s use of assertive behavior?

A.

When a nurse attempts to please others and apologizes for awkwardness in a new role

B.

When a nurse becomes defensive and angry when peers offer suggestions for improvement

C.

When a nurse has problems making decisions and has a tendency to procrastinate

D.

When a nurse is open and direct when asked by the nurse manager to complete assignments

 

 

____     13.   Which is the most appropriate nursing reply when a client asks what is the goal and benefit of assertive skills training?

A.

“It protects the client from others who express aggressive feelings.”

B.

“It gives reliable, expert information so that clients may correct faulty behaviors.”

C.

“It clarifies misperceptions that have caused clients to distort reality.”

D.

“It improves communication skills in order to improve interpersonal relationships.”

 

 

____     14.   An instructor is teaching about assertive rights. Which student statement indicates a need for further instruction?

A.

“The right to be treated with respect is an assertive right.”

B.

“The right to say “no” without feeling guilty is an assertive right.”

C.

“The right to change your mind is an assertive right.”

D.

“The right to always put oneself first is an assertive right.”

 

 

____     15.   One nurse confronts another and says, “You are always so talkative in the meetings. I don’t know why you can’t stay quiet sometimes.” Which reply by the other nurse reflects the technique of “clouding/fogging?”

A.

“You’re right. I do speak up a lot.”

B.

“Sounds to me like you’re agitated and we need to talk. What are you truly angry about?”

C.

“Are you offended that I speak up, or because my thoughts are in opposition to yours?”

D.

“I have the right to express my opinion.”

 

 

____     16.   A teenager gets a “C” in algebra. The mother angrily states, “All you ever do is listen to music and text your friends.” The teenager replies, “What is it that you’re really upset about mom?” Which response pattern is the teenager expressing?

A.

Clouding and fogging

B.

Shifting from content to process

C.

Delaying assertively

D.

Assuming responsibility for one’s own statements

 

 

____     17.   The dean of nursing criticizes a faculty member about views on academic freedom. The faculty member states, “Are you upset because I believe in academic freedom or because you don’t?” The faculty member is using which technique to promote assertive behavior?

A.

Standing up for one’s basic human rights

B.

Delaying assertively

C.

Inquiring assertively

D.

Responding assertively with irony

 

 

____     18.   An aggressive nurse manager tells a staff nurse she has no business rallying staff to change the schedule. What would be an example of a technique that the staff nurse could use to stand up for her basic human rights?

A.

“What is the real reason that you don’t want the schedule changed?”

B.

“Sounds to me like you’re threatened by this change.”

C.

“Are you upset because you don’t want to redo the schedule?”

D.

“I have the right to express my opinion about the schedule.”

 

 

____     19.   A nursing supervisor is scheduling holiday hours. When the supervisor tells the staff nurse that she needs to work Christmas day, the staff nurse calmly repeats, “I worked last Christmas and will not work this Christmas.” This is an example of which assertive behavior technique?

A.

Shifting from content to process

B.

Standing up for one’s basic rights

C.

Responding as a broken record

D.

Defusing

 

 

____     20.   A nurse has identified the following nursing diagnosis: “ineffective communication R/T lack of assertiveness skills AEB inability to state needs.” Which statement encourages the client to acknowledge the priority of this problem?

A.

“Are you having thoughts of harming yourself or others?”

B.

“With whom are you least assertive?”

C.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, rank the importance of being assertive.”

D.

“When are you available to attend the assertiveness training class?”

 

 

____     21.   What type of intervention would be most beneficial for clients diagnosed with cluster C personality disorders?

A.

Training that includes the control of emotional tone of the voice

B.

Training that includes incremental exposure to feared objects

C.

Training that includes appropriate limit setting

D.

Training that includes appropriate coping strategies

 

 

____     22.   A client is experiencing high stress. The client states, “My boss treats me like a doormat and thinks nothing of demanding frequent overtime.” Which nursing intervention would be appropriate?

A.

To incorporate the family support system into the clients plan of care

B.

To teach thought reframing techniques

C.

To encourage the client to seek other employment

D.

To hold a group in which clients are encouraged to use “I” statements

 

 

Multiple Response

Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement or answer the question.

 

____     23.   A nurse is caring for four clients. Which of the following clients should the nurse identify as most likely to experience difficulty in being assertive? (Select all that apply.)

A.

A 20-year-old woman who was recently raped

B.

A 69-year-old widow who is socially isolated

C.

A 17-year-old boy with conduct disorder

D.

A 45-year-old successful executive

E.

A 50-year-old diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder

 

 

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