Our nursing school
requires us to put any problems we have with test questions into writing in order to receive any points back. Well before doing that my friend and I discussed the question with her.
The question went something along the lines of: "What would you want to assess for in someone with chronic alcohol abuse?"
The correct answer was "nutrition" (which... yeah... thiamine deficiency...) but we both put "personality disorder", thinking that well.. for one... we figured alcohol abuse can cause someone to develop a personality disorder Secondly... Korsakov's psychosis anyone?... (She said that Korsakov's psychosis wasn't a personality disorder, but I'm not really sure. Even if it's not, we could still prove the first one)
Although I see the reasoning behind the nutrition answer, this was not a prioritization question, or a "most right" question, so if it's right... it's right.
We need to make a solid case to get the points back, but we think there might be some bullcrap in her reasoning somewhere, because this is the same lady that said insomnia is Latin for "living hell".... some
one failed Latin...
Mar 18, '07
Quote from MLOS
Review your text and/or the DSM-IV for the definitions of personality disorders, substance-related disorders and Korsakov's psychosis.
Substance related disorders are grouped in Axis I, personality disorders in Axis II. Korsakov's psychosis is a dementia sometimes seen in late alcoholism, not a personality disorder.
I personally chuckled at your instructor's definition of insomnia. I think she picked a particularly descriptive, accurate term ... I doubt she meant the literal Latin translation.
Yeah, it'd be funny to me if she just said it meant "living hell" to her, but she specifically said it was Latin for living hell, and this lady is completely devoid of any sort of sense of humor or any shred of a cordial personality really O_o... I don't know where she got that, but she seemed 100% serious.
I suppose if I just look up the DSM-IV definition for a personality disorder and couple that with a few other things I might be able to get some points back.
Thanks a bunch!
Last edit by Mesomorph on Mar 18, '07