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Brooks, Manias & Bloomer, 2018). Forinstance, not connecting present condition with ethnicity. Yes, some conditions are attributed tosome groups but are never okay for a provider to mention that to the patient because it wouldsound like a health disparity.
At the same time, the issue of negligence and elderly abuse. Older people in abusive ornegligence situation are unlikely to say what is happening to them because of fear of reprisal.Therefore, in case of abuse or negligence, it is good to ask using a constructive and passionatetone. Again, end-of-life issues (Williams & Mohammed, 2018). Many aging people havethoughts about the prospects of their own death, thus willing to discuss their wishes. However, aprovider might feel uncomfortable to raise the issue because he or she fears that the patient mightfeel that his or her end is near. Furthermore, the financial barrier is another sensitive issue. Risinghealthcare costs make it difficult for some individuals to follow treatment regimens. The patientsmay be too embarrassed to mention his or her financial concerns (Williams & Mohammed,2018).Targeted questions to ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his orher health risksTo build the health history of a patient and assess his or her health risks, the followingquestions are critical;1.What is your physical activity and diet regimen like?This question is important in establishing the reason why the patient chooses some foodsand the kind of physical activities that he or she is involved in, thus making appropriaterecommendations.2.Have you been taking your medicine?
It is important to know whether the patient has been taking the medications that he or shewas given. This is important in ascertaining whether is the medication that is not working or aninappropriate dosage.