facilitation of the interview process between a patient and a practitioner. An open-ended approach when asking questions can lead to more in-depth details expressed and facilitate the health history interview. A single question at a time should be asked, and the patient should have the opportunity to answer the question before the next question is asked. Asking a question that would encourage a patient to express any possible concern, make the patient feel comfortable, and provide a suitable environment for patient comfort. According to Eisler & Ellis (2007), health illiteracy is a common hindrance to optimal health care and is more frequent in lower socioeconomic groups. Terms and questions communicated should be simple and easily understood. Respect and confidentiality are critical to display throughout the entire interview.
After the interview, the patient should be confident in sharing their feelings and communicate any additional questions needed to be answered. Risk Assessment Instrument Geriatric screening tools are increasingly implemented in daily practice to predict a decline in functional status and quality of life (Deckx, 2015). A functional assessment is
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