Stewart, 2015). I will use all of these communication skills plus more when interviewing the 76-year-old black male.Before getting to the history during the interview, I will first verify the patient and their information and identify why they are being seen. Next, I will ask for his past medical history and family medical history. As stated before, patients with disabilities normally have someone with them that can assist with providing information to the health care provider, so the patient may need the person accompanying them to answer. If needed, I will then continue on to ask questions about his personal and social history. Lastly, I will do a review of systems and perform a physical assessment (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015).“Health risk assessments provide an opportunity to emphasize health promotion and disease prevention for individuals and populations at large” (Wu & Orlando, 2015 pp. 508). Deck, Akker, Daniels, DeJong, Bulens, Tjan-Heijnen, Van Abbema, & Buntinx (2015) stated thatgeriatric screening tools are not reliable. Being that my selected patient is elderly and disabled, I decided to use the functional assessment. This screening tool evaluates his mobility, ability to
perform ADLs, housework and other activities (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015).
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