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Scenario: Adolescent white male without health insurance seekingmedical care for STIHealth assessments are an important aspect of caring for the patient.Not only does it build and establish trustworthy relationships, but it alsoprovides the healthcare professional with pertinent information that is neededto provide the optimum level of care. The patient presented in this scenario isdescribed as a white adolescent male who is seeking treatment for an STI.Also reported, the adolescent does not have any health insurance.Adolescents need to confirm that the provider is trustworthy and will remainconfidential regarding any information that is shared during the healthassessment before they begin to feel comfortable talking. Another thing tonotate about adolescents is the unresponsiveness to confrontation, this mustbe considered when attempting to complete an assessment on an adolescentpatient.According to Barch et al. (2018), the healthcare provider must assessand consider “the reading level needed to be age-appropriate, and theconcepts assessed needed to be ones that children would be able tounderstand” (para. 4). Having this knowledge will help the provider to shapequestions to begin forming a health history. Some social detriments alreadyknown about this patient are possible trouble with economic stability becausethe patient does not have health insurance, possibly because he and his familycannot afford it. Not being able to afford insurance limits the access tohealthcare visits and yearly screenings that an adolescent would need. The

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Human Sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior

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