Test based on the book Nursing with the Hands of Jesus: A Guide to Nurses for Divine Mercy

Awarding 10.0 Contact Hours
Approval Number: 41-070123-29
Reading Activity: Nursing With the Hands of Jesus: A Guide to Nurses for Divine Mercy

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

How to be awarded credit:

  1. Read the book: Nursing With the Hands of Jesus: A Guide to Nurses for Divine Mercy
  2. Take post-test (You can read the test below, and download the test as a PDF. Instructions are on the downloads.)
  3. Certificate of Completion will be mailed to participant upon successful completion of reading the instructional booklet Nursing With the Hands of Jesus: A Guide to Nurses for Divine Mercy and finishing the test provided.

  1. Who are The Nurses for Divine Mercy?
    1. Nurses who pray for the sick, injured and dying and teach others how to do the same.
    2. Nurses who use spirituality in Nursing and The Divine Mercy message and devotion for spiritual patient care.
    3. Nurses who have a commitment to Jesus, The Divine Mercy and Mary in their Nursing Vocation.
    4. All of the above.
  2. Why were The Nurses for Divine Mercy founded?
    1. To care spiritually as well as physically for patients, becoming the merciful presence of Jesus at the bedside.
    2. As a result of September 11, 2001, when nurses could not physically reach the injured and dying. Spiritual Treatment was given by praying for the victims and their families.
    3. To add a new dimension of Spirituality to Nursing.
    4. Items A and B.
  3. What are the Seven Elements of The Divine Mercy message and devotion?
    1. Trust; The Image of Jesus, The Divine Mercy; Feast of The Divine Mercy: Divine Mercy Sunday; Novena to Jesus, The Divine Mercy; The Divine Mercy Chaplet; 3:00 p.m. The Hour of Great Mercy; Promoting The Divine Mercy message and devotion.
    2. Image of Jesus; 3:00 p.m. Hour of Mercy; Pray for the Dying; Spread the message of mercy; Spiritual acts of mercy; Corporal acts of mercy; singing The Divine Mercy Chaplet.
    3. Mercy in our life; acts of mercy in nursing duties; praying for our families; lobby for right to pray; Spirituality of The Divine Mercy Chaplet; carrying the Image of Jesus, The Divine Mercy.
    4. Spiritual and Corporal Acts of Mercy combined.
  4. What type of spiritual life can be important for the Nurse to develop spiritually personally?
    1. Devotion to Our Lady, the Sacraments, using The Divine Mercy message and devotion with nursing duties.
    2. Teaching The Divine Mercy message and devotion to others.
    3. Spiritual personal prayer.
    4. Education of patients and family as well as other medical personnel.
  5. How does the nurse assure quality of spiritual care for trauma patients to develop a Spiritual Nursing Care Plan?
    1. Determine patient's religious preference by the chart only.
    2. Assess correct religion from patient or family. Develop and incorporate spiritual aspects of treatment in the emergency room with immediate involvement of Pastoral Care Team even if you call them yourself.
    3. Involve family members with prayer support of the patient as well as assessment of spiritual needs.
    4. Items B and C.
  6. How do you develop the spiritual aspects of the Nursing Care Plan?
    1. Assess religion; involve Pastoral Care and family members; assess diagnosis, prognosis and future medical plan – spiritual care needs based on the medical status of the patient.
    2. Assess the religion of the patient and leave it up to the family to involve Pastoral Counseling.
    3. Ask the unit secretary what the religion of the patient is and leave it to the Pastoral Counseling team.
    4. It is not a Nursing function to involve any spirituality in the Nursing Care Plan.
  7. What are the basic elements of the Spiritual Treatment Plan and Nurses Action?
    1. Pastoral Counseling is called and the pastoral contact does not involve Nursing.
    2. Immediately call for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (also for the Sacrament of Confession if the patient is conscious and wants Confession) in the event of an emergency.
    3. When the patient is able, recommend regular visits to the Adoration Chapel; in trauma situations teach the family The Divine Mercy Chaplet; in chronic or terminal illness teach the entire Divine Mercy message and devotion.
    4. Items B and C.
  8. What are some of the most powerful spiritual means to assist a dying patient in an emergency?
    1. Praying The Divine Mercy Chaplet daily before work and wearing The Divine Mercy Image pin on your uniform.
    2. Praying exactly at 3:00 p.m. and The Novena to The Divine Mercy. Wait until you are sure the patient is dying before calling for the priest.
    3. Immediately call Pastoral Counseling for a priest for The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
    4. Items A and C.
  9. When do you call for the priest for The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick?
    1. Immediately for a Catholic that is experiencing grave illness, injury or old age.
    2. At the time of death or certainty of death so you do not inconvenience the priest or Pastoral Counseling Team.
    3. You don't have to call-leave it up to the Pastoral Care team or doctor to call.
    4. Only with patient or family consent if the religion is known.
  10. In an emergency, who can validly Baptize and Confirm a person in danger of death?
    1. If a priest or a deacon is not available, anyone can validly baptize; if a Catholic has been baptized but not confirmed any priest may confirm a person in danger of death.
    2. Only the hospital chaplain or other minister can validly baptize or confirm.
    3. Baptism and Confirmation are sacraments of the Catholic Church.
    4. A and C.
  11. What does the Patient Spiritual Assessment include?
    1. Medical information to include: Diagnosis, prognosis and future medical plan. Spiritual information including patient religious preference, current involvement in religious practice, name of religious leader with phone and family involvement with the patient.
    2. Spiritual information only. Medical information not relevant.
    3. Spirituality and nursing implementation of physical care combined together.
    4. None of the above.
  12. How did this Spiritual Nursing Education Program impact your nursing practice?
  13. Describe the basic elements of the spiritual assessment using Joint Commission Guidelines: (100 words minimum.)
  14. A. Describe how to recognize spiritual distress.
    B. What is your action?

    (100 words minimum.)
  15. Reflect on how Blessed Hanna’s Examination of Conscience has impacted you personally and potentially your nursing practice. (50 word minimum.)
  16. Forgiveness can be difficult for many patients at end of life. Describe how you might discuss forgiveness with a patient. (50 words minimum.)
  17. How do you prepare a patient for death? (50 word minimum)
  18. How does a patient receive a Plenary Indulgence if the priest is not available and the patient is dying?
  19. What elements of The Divine Mercy message are most important to patients that are sick, injured or dying?