Domestic Violence: How the Nurse Can Be an Advocate

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1. Which of the following is considered domestic abuse?

  a. When a partner humiliates and degrades the other

  b. When a partner beats another

  c. When a partner keeps money from the other

  d. All of the above


2. In the cycle of abuse, what phase is where the abuse takes place?

  a. Tension

  b. Reconciliation

  c. Acting out

  d. Calm


3. In what part of the cycle is the abuser most likely to agree to go to counseling?

  a. Tension

  b. Reconciliation

  c. Acting out

  d. Calm


4. Which patient should be screened for abuse?

  a. A patient who comes to the ER with abdominal pain

  b. A patient who comes to a doctor’s appointment with bruises in various stages of healing

  c. A patient who comes to the ER with a benzodiazepine overdose

  d. All of the above


5. What statement should you NOT say to an abuse patient?

  a. I believe you and this is not your fault.

  b. What did you do?

  c. No one deserves to be treated like this.

  d. Is everything okay at home?


6. A patient comes in after being assaulted by her partner. What is the correct way to document the place on her neck where the abuser strangled her?

  a. Choke marks to the patients neck

  b. Strangulation wound to the patients neck

  c. Redness indicates that the patient was choked

  d. Superficial redness around the entire circumference of the patient’s neck


7. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of an abuse victim?

  a. Energetic and assertive

  b. Passive

  c. Low-self esteem

  d. Poor eye contact


8. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of an abuser?

  a. Usually grew up in a household where abuse happened

  b. Trusting

  c. Speaks for the victim

  d. Fascination with weapons


9. Forcing a victim to write a bad check is an example of:

  a. Physical abuse

  b. Emotional abuse

  c. Sexual abuse

  d. Financial abuse


10. When an abuser isolates the victim from their friends, this is an example of:

  a. Physical abuse

  b. Emotional abuse

  c. Sexual abuse

  d. Financial abuse


11. When forming a safety plan with a victim it is important to make sure the victim has:

  a. A firearm in their possession at all times

  b. Had adequate time and preparation

  c. Has removed all the money from the joint bank accounts

  d. Taken a self-defense course


12. A victim with Stockholm Syndrome usually:

  a. Identifies with their abuser or capture

  b. Has a non-manipulative abuser

  c. Endures daily physical abuse

  d. Has the freedom to come and go as they please


13. A victim will not leave their partner because of a conversation he or she had with her pastor. This is an example of staying in a relationship for what reason?

  a. Guilt

  b. Spiritual

  c. Children

  d. Financial


14. Sara has been a homemaker for ten years she has no education or job skills. She is likely to stay in her relationship for what reason?

  a. Guilt

  b. Spiritual

  c. Children

  d. Financial


15. When a patient is too embarrassed to leave a relationship they are in it may be a result of:

  a. Guilt

  b. Shame

  c. Children

  d. Financial


16. What statement would be appropriate to say to a domestic violence victim?

  a. What could you have done to avoid the situation?

  b. Why did he hit you?

  c. Why do you stay with a person like that?

  d. None of the above


17. Which of the following is true regarding the abuse cycle?

  a. The calm and reconciliation phases diminish in duration over time.

  b. All stages involve the abuser being apologetic.

  c. The calm stage is the first stage of the cycle.

  d. The abuse cycle is not likely to repeat itself.


18. The first stage of the abuse cycle is called:

  a. Tension

  b. Acting out

  c. Reconciliation

  d. Calm


19. Abusers often have experienced or exhibit which of the following?

  a. A childhood history of abuse or exposure to violence

  b. A prior history of abusiveness

  c. Substance abuse

  d. All of the above


20. What is a common personality trait of a victim?

  a. Assertive and overbearing

  b. Difficulty setting boundaries and saying no

  c. Has a high income profession

  d. Disorganized