NURS 6512 wk1.docx - NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Week 1 Building a Health History Health histories are used to obtain

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NURS 6512 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Week 1 Building a Health History Health histories are used to obtain information that pertains to a patient’s physical and mental health (LeBlond, Brown & DeGowin, 2014). Information is gathered from the patient answers to who, what, when, and how (LeBlond, Brown, & DeGowin, 2014). A professional relationship should be developed with the principles of courtesy, comfort, connection, and confirmation (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015). 55-year-old Asian female living in a high-density poverty housing complex Interview and Communication Techniques The initial approach should focus on communication and the presence of any language or cultural barriers. If there is a language barrier, a medical interpreter should be used rather that a family member (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon & Stewart, 2015). Basic communication techniques should be used to develop a relationship. Active listening, without barriers between the patient and clinician, shows interest and helps to establish patient rapport (LeBlond, Brown & DeGowin, 2014). The clinician should focus on the patient with sitting at a common level,
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