Week 1 Discussion Nurs- 6512-Main Post Building a Health History Introduction A provider who can build a rapport and earn the trust of a patient will meet less resistance when gathering information for health history. It is essential to look at the whole person, considering factors that could influence the patient’s overall health such as occupation, culture, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart,2015). The purpose of this discussion is to identify techniques in building a health history for Adolescent Hispanic/Latino boy living in a middle-class suburb. Patient Scenario The adolescent patient in this scenario is also Hispanic. First of all, I will find out if he understands English enough to answer my questions during the exam. If he does not, I will arrange for an interpreter. Additionally, I need to be culturally competent. I can do this by being first recognizing that cultural diversity exists, be sensitive to the patient’s heritage, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, ethnicity, and cultural background (Ball, et al.,2015)
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- Summer '15
- Solomon, Health care provider, Adolescent Hispanic/Latino boy