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NURS 6512, Week 1 Main Question Post A Comprehensive Health History Assigned Patient: 76-year-old black male with disabilities living in an urban setting Summary of Interview To build a comprehensive health history for a 76-year-old black/African American male with disabilities, living in an urban setting, the individual’s life span should be considered. Also, his quality of life, occupation, race and ethnicity, cultural and socioeconomic status, and native language should be considered. At 76 years old, cognitive assessment should occur to assess orientation and memory. Consideration of the whole individual is essential to gather information and understand the individual being interviewed accurately. Communication Techniques If language barriers are present, the use of professional interpreters should be used. Excellent communication starts with making the patient feel comfortable, build a trusting relationship, and establish a connection. Effective communication will assist in appropriate facilitation of the interview process between a patient and a practitioner. An open-ended
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