The questions proceed from there to center in on physical symptoms such as have

The questions proceed from there to center in on

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Africa, the more direct question is, were you in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The questions proceed from there to center in on physical symptoms such as: have you had high fever, headache, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness, unexplained hemorrhage, or no symptoms? If the patient has a positive screen then they will be isolated in a private room, and the physician notified. It is important to use risk assessment instruments to identify the patient’s risk and allow for a care plan that is individualized to each patient (Wu & Orlando, 2015). Potential Health Risks For my assigned patient I would want to verify if he has been screened for prostate as screening should begin no later than age 55 but should begin sooner if there is a family history of these conditions so a family history of illness should also be investigated ( Kohestani, Chilov, &
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Carlsson, 2018) . The leading cause of death for black males is heart disease, so I definitely would make certain to ask about any family history of this as well as assess for any symptoms and monitor accordingly. Identifying the family history is important so that the age of screening for disease can be tailored to the individual patient (Lushniak, 2015). There is also an increased risk of HIV among black men, so it would be necessary to ask about sexual history to ascertain his risk and make appropriate referrals or testing available to him. I would also want to ask about his ability to afford healthcare as he does not have health insurance. It would be beneficial to provide needed medications in generic forms that are at a low cost so that he could acquire them.
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