Targeted questions that I would incorporate into the assessment would be: 1.Who do you live with? 2.What do you and your friends do for fun? 3.Do you and your friends ever drink alcohol or use drugs? 4.Have you ever been in a car driven by someone who was drunk or high? 5.Have you ever been in trouble with the law? 6.Are you dating? 7.Are you sexually active? 8.Have you used protection for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy? 9.Have you ever thought of hurting yourself?
(4), 409-412. Retrieved from Kadivar, H., Thompson, L., Wegman, M., Chisholm, T., Khan, M., Eddleton, K., Muszynski, M. & Shenkman, E. (2014). Adolescent views on comprehensive health risk assessment and counseling: Assessing gender differences. The Journal of Adolescent Health, 55 (2014), 24-32. Retrieved from Smith, G. L., & McGuinness, T. M. (2017). Adolescent psychosocial assessment: The HEEADSSS. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 55 (5), 24-27. Retrieved from doi: Zelazny, S., Chang, J., Burke, J., Hawk, M. & Miller, E. (2019). Adolescent and young adult women’s recommendations for establishing comfort within family planning providers’ communication about and assessment for intimate partner violence. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 2019. doi:10.1080/17538068.2018.1560073 As the practitioner attempting to build a trusting relationship with an adolescent, I would utilize the patient-centered communication technique. Patient-centered communication, also
referred to as the biopsychosocial communication style, includes open-ended questions, information-seeking, information-giving, partnership-forming, confirming comprehension, positive talk, and seeking the patient’s perspective related to etiology and treatment (Koo et al, 2016). References Koo, L., Horowitz, A., Radice, S., Wang, M., and Kleinman, D. (2016). Nurse practitioners’ use of communication techniques: Results of a Maryland oral health literacy survey. Plos One, 11 (1), e0146545. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146545 Matthew Barnett Building a Health History Obtaining a complete and accurate health history is an important part of health care. To build a good history requires effective communication. Positive patient relationships are established by communication built on courtesy, comfort, connection, and confirmation (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015). According to Ball et al. (2015), accuracy, depth, and detail are what build a good patient record.
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