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Chapter 29: Military Families 1) Approximately two million American children have experienced the deployment of a parent to Iraq or Afghanistan

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Chapter 29: Military Families

1) Approximately two million American children have experienced the deployment of a parent to Iraq or Afghanistan. How many of these children either lost a parent or have a parent who was wounded in these conflicts?

A. 48,000

B. 26,000

C. 11,000

D. 8,000

 

2. Research has shown that an adolescent (13 to18 years) would typically exhibit which behavior as a reaction to parental military deployment?

A. May exhibit regressive behaviors and assume blame for parent’s departure.

B. May become sullen, tearful, throw temper tantrums, or develop sleep problems.

C. May participate in high-risk behaviors, sexual acting out, and drug or alcohol abuse.

D. May respond to schedule disruptions with irritability and/or apathy and weight loss.

 

3. What is the expected feeling and/or behavior experienced by military families during the “sustainment” cycle of deployment, as described by Pincus and associates?

A. Feelings alternate between denial and anticipation of loss. 

B. Feelings alternate between excitement and apprehension associated with homecoming.

C. Feelings focus on the establishment of new support systems and new family routines.

D. Feelings focus on the struggle to take charge of the details of the new family structure.

 

4. A nursing instructor is teaching about suicide among active duty military. Which fact should the instructor include in the lesson plan?  

A. On average, two suicides a day occur in the U.S. military.

B. From 2005 to 2009, relationship distress factored in more than 25% of Army suicides.

C. Statistically, in 2012, suicide rates of service members surpassed the number killed in combat.

D. Military suicides are associated with a narcissistic personality disorder diagnosis.

 

5. A nursing instructor is preparing a lesson plan related to the history of the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Which of the following facts would be appropriate to include? (Select all that apply.)

A. Between 1950 and 1970, little was written about PTSD.

B. During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a major increase in research on PTSD.

C. During the 1970s and 1980s, much research was related to World War II veterans.

D. PTSD did not appear until the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III).

E. PTSD did not appear until the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).

 

6. Which of the following should a nurse identify as stressors in the lives of military spouses and children? (Select all that apply.)

A. Frequent moves

B. School credit transfer issues

C. Complications of spousal employment

D. Spousal loneliness

E. Loss of military privileges during spousal deployment

 

7. Owing to the unique challenges experienced by children of active duty military, which of the following fears would a nurse most likely identify? (Select all that apply.)

A. Fear of not being accepted in new schools

B. Fear of being behind academically

C. Fear of not making friends in new schools

D. Fear of losing athletic standing

E. Fear of discrimination from new school faculty

 

 

8. After reporting a sexual assault, a female soldier is diagnosed with a personality disorder. Which of the following consequences may result? (Select all that apply.)

A. Court-martial proceedings

B. Loss of health-care benefits

C. Loss of service-related disability compensation

D. Stigma of a psychiatric diagnosis

E. Service discharge

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