health history

health history

Conduct a health history on a family member or friend. Be sure they give you permission. Using the interviewing techniques learned in Module 2, gather the following information. Use your textbook as your guide.

  • Present Health
  • Past Health
  • Family History

While this is only a partial health history, summarize in 3 -5 pages the information you gathered. Also, answer the following questions:

  1. Was the person willing to share the information? If they were not, what did you do to encourage them?
  2. Was there any part of the interview that was more challenging? If so, what part and how did you deal with it?
  3. How comfortable were you taking a health history?
  4. What interviewing techniques did you use? Were there any that were difficult and if so, how did you overcome the difficulty?
  5. Now that you have taken a health history discuss how this information can assist the nurse in determining the health status of a client.

 

REQUIREMENTS

health  assessment description 3 pages, Double Spacing book Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Answer Preview…………….

The participant is as of now overweight. She blames her weight on her pregnancy claiming that it is only during pregnancy she gains excessive weight. She predominantly dormant, preferring to stay indoors when she is off work. She rarely goes out for walks or fun activities, and when she does, she does so grudgingly. Her work does not help her condition as it…………………

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