is import for a provider to review the patients current medications to build a

Is import for a provider to review the patients

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is import for a provider to review the patient's current medications to build a comprehensive health history. What questions would you like to ask related to patient medications? Reference Sabzwari, S. R., Qidwai, W., & Bhanji, S. (n.d). Polypharmacy in elderly: A cautious trail to tread. Journal Of The Pakistan Medical Association, 63(5), 624-627. Response# 1 Patricia, your post brings great aspect into discussion when it comes to caring for the elderly. When caring for the elderly it is important to acknowledge that they suffer from sensory and cognitive disabilities that make communication difficult. Identifying limitations is crucial and important in ensuring that the providers address issues that might arise when communicating with them.Another aspect that providers ought to pay attention to when communicating with the elderly is good rapport building.Building good rapport is a fundamental technique when talking with the elderly. Building a healthy relationship involves an excellent introduction by the health care provider and find out how patients want to be addressed. It also sets the tone of the interview and helps the patient understand their role and make them feel comfortable with you. Therefore they communicate comfortably and honestly (Srivastava, 2016). References: Srivastava, S.B (2016). The Patient Interview. Retrieved from Angela, Interesting post. Ethnicity is a very controversial subject when interviewing patients. In general, the older generation is more conservative, may have a more traditional view of gender roles. Taking account of racial and ethnic differences does not in itself constitute bias. Indeed, some critics argue that responding to racial and ethnic differences is essential, that mental health interventions must be varied to allow for differences in race, culture, and ethnicity (Cross, et al., 1998). Studies in health disparities show residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods often have little to no environmental support for healthy behaviors which increases their risk for health disparities. For most African Americans and others residing in low- income neighborhoods, the abundance of fast food chains, fast food companies have specifically targeted African American communities as a growing market for their products, high-priced food marts, and a lack of access to healthy affordable foods contributes to the prevalence of obesity and chronic illness (Barrett, 1998). Gender is often thought to be the most important topic when interviewing a patient. Understanding a patient’s practice of cultural norms can allow providers to more quickly build rapport and ensure effective patient-provider communication. Efforts to reduce health disparities among
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African Americans must be holistic, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals and families.
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