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Building a Health History Gathering family health history is quite germane because the information collected is useful in deciding the risk for some chronic illness or conditions and more rare diseases as well (Wu & Orlando, 2015). The interview process of obtaining a health history is essential to the treatment process. Communication is a skill which when efficiently applied will yield positive results regarding building a relationship of trust between healthcare practitioners, patient, and family. Patients and their family should be able to feel assured in the treatment or services provided by the nurse practitioner. The likelihood of switching to another healthcare provider is high if they don't feel assured or comfortable with the services offered. Effective communication is established on courtesy, confirmation, connection, and comfort (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon & Stewart, 2015). Interview and Communication This discussion will deal with interviewing a 76-year-old Black/African-American male with disabilities in an urban setting. Establishing a connection with the 76-year-old AA man is
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