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Discussion: Building a Health History Description of interview and communication techniques usedI would start by introducing myself with a handshake and my name. I would also introduce myself as something the patient might know such as “the heart NP or Nurse Practitioner for heart doctor”. According to Ball. Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, knowing and correctly pronouncing their name is important when addressing the patient properly (2015). Before talking with the patient, I would make sure that no other distractions for the patient and permission to speak in front of others and family. For the 76-year-old Black/African American male who lives with disabilities, I would take the time to hear his concerns and actively listen throughout the conversation with direct eye contact, nodding, and rephrasing. If any of the patient’s responses are unclear, Ball et al highly recommends clarifying for certainty (2015). I have learned from experience that addressing all the questions (Who, What, When, Why, and How) will directly lead to the patient’s chief complaint and present problem. This is also