HispanicLatino boy living in a middle class suburb a risk assessment that could

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Hispanic/Latino boy living in a middle-class suburb, a risk assessment that could be beneficial during history review, and targeted questions the provider might ask the patient. Communication Techniques Adolescents as a population come with multiple barriers to communication as they seek to discover personal identity and societal placement. Physical and psychosocial changes occur rapidly and the tendency to experiment or engage in risky behavior occurs. Providers should use private conversations away from caregivers or parents and provide a “safe space” for voicing of questions or concerns. Adolescents are often reluctant to voice needs or difficulties leading to the necessity of relationship building involving nonjudgmental trust and privacy (Olejniczak, Otalora-Fadner, Hanna,
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Hudson, et.al., 2015). Open ended questions demonstrating interest is a positive technique that can be used when speaking with an adolescent or teen. Other techniques can include questionnaires given to the teen prior to the office visit allowing for the patient to write in concerns or topics for discussion in a private setting.
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  • Summer '15
  • Physical examination, Adolescent Psychosocial Assessment, Multiple adolescent risk

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