Lesson 4: Understanding the People in Our Care

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  1. Culture
    Shared set of beliefs, values, customs and practices that characterizes a group of people or a society
  2. Human development
    Social changes (the way the person relates to others), emotional changes (the way the person feels and expresses those feelings) and cognitive changes (the way the person thinks and understands the world)
  3. Sexuality
    how people perceive themselves and express themselves sexually
  4. Heterosexual
    A person who is attracted to people of the opposite sex
  5. Homosexual
    A person who is attracted to people of the same sex
  6. Human growth
    Physical changes, such as growing bigger and cutting teeth in infancy, or developing breast or a beard in adolescence
  7. Sexual behaviors
    Physical activities, such as sexual intercourse and masturbation, related to obtaining sexual pleasure and reproducing
  8. Gender identity
    A person's inner sense of being male or female
  9. Sexual identity
    A person's sexual orientation and preferences with regard to sexual partners
  10. Spirituality
    Belief in something greater than oneself that helps a person assign meaning and purpose to life
  11. Biselual
    A person who is attracted to people of both sexes
  12. Intimacy
    All the good feelings that people have for one another, such as liking, loving, sharing and caring
  13. Transsexual
    People who alter their physical appearance to more closely math the gender they most strongly identify with
  14. Transgender
    Males who feel themselves to be female, females who feel themselves to be male, or people who do not strongly identify themselves as either male or female
  15. Masturbation
    Touching or rubbing one's own genitals for sexual release or pleasure
  16. 1. You are providing care for a 13-year-old Kathy Harrison at her home while she is recovering from injuries caused by a car crash.  She has stitches along her forehead and across one cheek.  her friends call, but she doesn't want to see them.  She may be worrying that:

    a. She will have to tell her friends that she cannot leave the house to go to the mall.

    b. Her friends will think she is ugly.

    c. Her mother won't let them come over.

    d. Her friends will bring her schoolwork.
    b. Her friends will think she is ugly.
  17. 2. A nurse assistant helps Mrs. Smith, a resident of a nursing home, to meet her social needs by:

    a. Ensuring Mrs. Smith has enough to eat.

    b. Helping Mrs. Smith get ready to attend a group activity.

    c. Encouraging Mrs. Smith to do as much for herself as possible.

    d. Making sure that Mrs. Smith feels safe and secure.
    b. Helping Mrs. Smith get ready to attend a group activity.
  18. 3. Mr. Jameson always talks about his days as a leader in his union but he hardly ever talks about the present.  When he starts to talk about the past, you should:

    a. Tell him not to dwell on the past.

    b. Tell him how interesting it must have been in those days and ask him some questions about it.

    c. Change the subject by asking him what he would like to do today.

    d. Remind Mr. Jameson that he is retired now.
    b. Tell him how interesting it must have been in those days and ask him some questions about it.
  19. 4. A nurse assistant helps a person meet his self-esteem needs in all of the following ways EXCEPT:

    a. Addressing the person in the way her prefers to be addressed.

    b. Doing everything for the person so that that he does not have to do anything.

    c. taking care to protect the person's privacy and modesty.

    d. Taking an interest in the person as an individual.
    b. Doing everything for the person so that that he does not have to do anything.
  20. 5. Sexuality is:

    a. The physical act of having sexual intercourse.

    b. The ability to form intimate relationships with others.

    c. How a person perceives of herself and expresses herself sexually.

    d. Knowing whether you are a girl or a boy.
    c. How a person perceives of herself and expresses herself sexually.
  21. 6. A nurse assistant must care for people from many different cultures. How should the nurse assistant handle this?

    a. The nurse assistant should advise people that when they are in the health care facility, they must follow the health care facility's policies and procedures.

    b. The nurse assistant should seek to understand each person as an individual, and accommodate the person's preferences whenever possible.

    c. The nurse assistant should use his or her own cultural beliefs to guide care.

    d. The nurse assistant should avoid caring for people who are from a different culture.
    • b. The nurse assistant should seek to understand each person as an
    • individual, and accommodate the person's preferences whenever possible.
  22. 7. Which of the following statements about older adults is true?

    a. Older adults are not capable of learning new skills or concepts.

    b. Older adults may be sexually active and continue to need to have close, intimate relationships with others.

    c. Most people start to become confused as they age and become incapable of taking care of themselves.

    d. Older adults usually become depressed because they no longer have anything to contribute to their families, communities or society in general.
    b. Older adults may be sexually active and continue to need to have close, intimate relationships with others.
  23. 8. Which of the following actions helps to meet a person's safety and security needs?

    a. Encouraging the person to do as much for himself as he is able

    b. Answering the person's request for help promptly.

    c. Locking the person in his or her room

    d. Providing the person with privacy when he or she has visitors
    b. Answering the person's request for help promptly.

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