Test Bank for Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing, Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems 12th Edition By Marianne M. Harding, Jeffrey Kwong, Debra Hagler
1. The nurse completes an admission database and explains that the plan of care and
discharge goals will be developed with the patients input. The patient states, How is
this different from what the doctor does? Which response would be most appropriate
for the nurse to make?
The role of the nurse is to administer medications and other treatments
prescribed by your doctor.
The nurses job is to help the doctor by collecting information and
communicating any problems that occur.
Nurses perform many of the same procedures as the doctor, but nurses
are with the patients for a longer time than the doctor.
In addition to caring for you while you are sick, the nurses will assist
you to develop an individualized plan to maintain your health.
This response is consistent with the American Nurses Association (ANA) definition
of nursing, which describes the role of nurses in promoting health. The other
responses describe some of the dependent and collaborative functions of the nursing
role but do not accurately describe the nurses role in the health care system.
DIF: Cognitive Level: Understand (comprehension) REF: 3
TOP: Nursing Process: Implementation MSC: NCLEX: Safe and Effective Care Environment