Conclusion There are numerous risk assessment tools available to guide

Conclusion there are numerous risk assessment tools

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Conclusion There are numerous risk assessment tools available to guide clinicians throughout the process of obtaining a complete health history. The systemic approach used when each of these tools are used allows the provider to assess for problems that require intervention (Ball et al., 2019). By utilizing effective communication techniques, the need for further risk assessments can be identified and appropriate interventions implemented (Ball et al., 2019). Utilization of these tools allows the provider to see what areas need attention and identifies the chief problem. A complete health history ensures that the provider can see the whole picture and the best plan of
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action can be taken. Providers must establish a trusting relationship from the start to achieve patient-centered care and work together to reach the goal (Ball et al., 2019). References Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Seidel's guide to physical examination: An interprofessional approach (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. Kazak, A. E., Hwang, W. T., Chen, F. F., Askins, M. A., Carlson, O., Arrgueta-Ortiz, F., & Barakat, L. P. (2018). Screening for family psychosocial risk in pediatric cancer: Validation of the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) version 3. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43 (7), 737-748. Doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsy012 Kazak, A. E., Schneider, S., Didonato, S., & Pai, A. L. H. (2015). Family psychosocial risk screening guided by the Pediatric Psychosocial Preventative Health Model (PPHM) using the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT). Acta Oncologica, 54, 574-580. Doi:10.3109/0284186X.2014.995774 Morone, J. (2017). An integrative review of social determinants of health assessment and screening tools used in pediatrics. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 37, 22-28. Doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.08.022 Ram, S. M., & Wilson, S. (2018). Implementation of the humpty dumpty scale-pediatric fall risk assessment tool to promote quality care and prevent falls. International Journal of Nursing Education, 10 (3), 140-143. Doi: 10.5958/0974-9357.2018.00084.3 Thoyre, S. M., Pados, B. F., Park, J., Estrem, H., McComish, C., & Hodges, E. A. (2018). The pediatric assessment tool factor structure and psychometric properties. Journal of
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