Building a Comprehensive Health History
Build a health history for a 55-year-old Asian female living in a high-density public housing complex –
Introduction of the paper, then explain
- How would your communication and interview techniques for building a health history differ with each patient?
- How might you target your questions for building a health history based on the patient’s social determinants of health?
- What risk assessment instruments would be appropriate to use with the patient, or what questions would you ask the patient to assess his or her health risks?
- Identify any potential health-related risks based upon the patient’s age, gender, ethnicity, or environmental setting that should be taken into consideration.
- Select oneof the risk assessment instruments presented in Chapter 1 or Chapter 5 of the Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination text, or another tool with which you are familiar, related to your selected patient.
- Develop at least eighttargeted questions you would ask the selected patient to assess his or her health risks and begin building a health history.
Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Seidel’s guide to physical examination: An interprofessional approach (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
- Chapter 1, “The History and Interviewing Process”
- Chapter 5, “Recording Information” provides methods for maintaining clear and accurate records, also explore the legal aspects of patient records.
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- Chapter 2, “The Comprehensive History and Physical Exam” (pp. 19–29)
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