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Risk Assessment ToolKnowing the fact that adolescents go for risky behaviors, it will be important to assess him for the same. I would use the HEEADSSS screening tool for adolescent issues for this. Here I can find out more about his home environment, education, employment, eating pattern, his activities, ambitions. I can also find out about any drug use, his sexuality, or if he has any suicidal thoughts and if he is safe from injury and violence (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, Stewart, 2015). Asking appropriate questions and avoiding stereotypes is essential to providing care that is tailored to the individual patient (Ball, Dains, Flynn,
Solomon, & Stewart,2015). Questions should be open-ended and asked in amanner that is easily understood. Some of the questions I would ask him areas follows: 1. What brought you to be seen today? 2. How are things at home? 3. Tell me about your friends. 4. Do you play any type of computer orvideo games? If so What kind? 5. What are you good at doing?Thus, I will ask such open-ended questions which will allow my patient to talk about areas that are troubling him if any. Seidel's guide to physical examination (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.Cuellar, N. G., Brennan, A. M., Vito, K., & Siantz, M. L. (2008). Cultural Competence in the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum. Journal of Professional Nursing,24(3), 143-149. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2008.01.004
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Solomon, Health care provider, Adolescent Hispanic/Latino boy