HCA230 CheckPoint Communication for Marginal Population

HCA230 CheckPoint Communication for Marginal Population

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CheckPoint: Communication for Marginal Population As the medical assistant, you worked with three different marginalized populations. Briefly describe each population and one communication tip for each. The first patient I encountered was an elderly woman. The patient came in to be seen by the doctor. The medical assistant told the patient that her blood pressure was elevated and that she would let the doctor know. The communication tip for dealing with elderly patients is to talk at normal pace not quickly. I think another important tip is when giving the elderly their diagnosis use terms they can understand instead of full medical terminology. The second patient that came in is one that was complaining of pain and was looking to get relief. The one tip I would have to use for this scenario is listen to the patient and pay attention to his facial expression and reaction to the questions you ask. If the patient is seeking narcotics
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