NURS 6512 – Discussion Week 1

NURS 6512 – Discussion Week 1

**THIS DISCUSSION IS DIVIDE IN TWO PARTS –

1. MAIN DISCUSSION POST BY WEDNESDAY 9/1/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST

2. TWO REPLIES BY FRIDAY 09/03/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST

Discussion: Building a Health History

· Effective communication is vital to constructing an accurate and detailed patient history. A patient’s health or illness is influenced by many factors, including age, gender, ethnicity, and environmental setting. As an advanced practice nurse, you must be aware of these factors and tailor your communication techniques accordingly. Doing so will not only help you establish rapport with your patients, but it will also enable you to more effectively gather the information needed to assess your patients’ health risks.

· For this Discussion, you will take on the role of a clinician who is building a health history for a particular new patient assigned by your Instructor.

To prepare:

With the information presented in Chapter 1 of Ball et al. in mind, consider the following:

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Seidel’s guide to physical examination: An interprofessional approach (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

· How would your communication and interview techniques for building a health history differ with each patient?

· How might you target your questions for building a health history based on the patient’s social determinants of health?

· What risk assessment instruments would be appropriate to use with each patient, or what questions would you ask each patient to assess his or her health risks?

· Identify any potential health-related risk based upon the patient’s age, gender, ethnicity, or environmental setting that should be taken into consideration.

· Select one of the risk assessment instruments presented in Chapter 1 or Chapter 5 of the Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination text, or another tool with which you are familiar, related to your selected patient.

· Develop at least five targeted questions you would ask your selected patient to assess his or her health risks and begin building a health history.

DISCUSSION – INSTRUCTIONS

Patient Assigned:

· 55-year-old Asian female living in a high-density public housing complex

1. Post a summary of the interview and a description of the communication techniques you would use with your assigned patient.

2. Explain why you would use these techniques.

3. Identify the risk assessment instrument you selected and justify why it would be applicable to the selected patient.

4. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient.

5. Use at least 3 references.

6. Review the Grading Rubric

**THIS DISCUSSION IS DIVIDE IN TWO PARTS

1.

MAIN DISCUSSION POST BY

WEDNESDAY

9

/1/2021

BEFORE 8:00 PM EST

2.

TWO REPLIES BY FRIDAY

09/03

/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST

Discussion: Building a Health History

·

Effective communication is vital to constructing an accurate and detailed patient history. A

patient’s health or illness is influ

enced by many factors, including age, gender, ethnicity, and

environmental setting. As an advanced practice nurse, you must be aware of these factors and

tailor your communication techniques accordingly. Doing so will not only help you establish

rapport wi

th your patients, but it will also enable you to more effectively gather the information

needed to assess your patients’ health risks.

·

For this Discussion, you will take on the role of a clinician who is building a health history for a

particular new patie

nt assigned by your Instructor.

To prepare:

With the information presented in Chapter 1 of Ball et al. in mind, consider the following:

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flyn

n, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019).

Seidel’s guide to physical

examination: An interprofessional approac

h

(9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby

.

·

How would your communication and interview techniques for building a health history differ

with each patient?

·

How might you target your questions for building a health history based on the patient’s social

determinants of health?

·

What risk assessment instruments would be appropriate to use with each patient, or what

questions would you ask each patient to assess h

is or her health risks?

·

Identify any potential health

related risk

based upon the patient’s age, gender, ethnicity, or

environmental setting that should be taken into consideration.

·

Select

one

of the risk assessment instruments presented in Chapter 1 or C

hapter 5 of

the

Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination

text, or another tool with which you are familiar,

related to your selected patient.

·

Develop

at least five

targeted questions you would ask your selected patient to assess his or

her health risks and

begin building a health history.

DISCU

SSION

INSTRUCTIONS

Patien

t Assigned

:

·

55

year

old

Asian

female

living

in

a

high

density

public

housing

complex

1.

Post

a summary of the interview and a description of the communication techniques you would

use with your assigned patient.

2.

Explain why you would use these techniques.

3.

Identify the risk assessment instrum

ent you

selected and

justify why it would be applicable to

the selected patient.

4.

Provide

at least five targeted questions

you would ask the patient.

5.

Use at least 3 references.

6.

Review the

Grading Rubric

**THIS DISCUSSION IS DIVIDE IN TWO PARTS –

1. MAIN DISCUSSION POST BY WEDNESDAY 9/1/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST

2. TWO REPLIES BY FRIDAY 09/03/2021 BEFORE 8:00 PM EST

Discussion: Building a Health History

 Effective communication is vital to constructing an accurate and detailed patient history. A

patient’s health or illness is influenced by many factors, including age, gender, ethnicity, and

environmental setting. As an advanced practice nurse, you must be aware of these factors and

tailor your communication techniques accordingly. Doing so will not only help you establish

rapport with your patients, but it will also enable you to more effectively gather the information

needed to assess your patients’ health risks.

 For this Discussion, you will take on the role of a clinician who is building a health history for a

particular new patient assigned by your Instructor.

To prepare:

With the information presented in Chapter 1 of Ball et al. in mind, consider the following:

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Seidel’s guide to physical

examination: An interprofessional approach (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

 How would your communication and interview techniques for building a health history differ

with each patient?

 How might you target your questions for building a health history based on the patient’s social

determinants of health?

 What risk assessment instruments would be appropriate to use with each patient, or what

questions would you ask each patient to assess his or her health risks?

 Identify any potential health-related risk based upon the patient’s age, gender, ethnicity, or

environmental setting that should be taken into consideration.

 Select one of the risk assessment instruments presented in Chapter 1 or Chapter 5 of

the Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination text, or another tool with which you are familiar,

related to your selected patient.

 Develop at least five targeted questions you would ask your selected patient to assess his or

her health risks and begin building a health history.

DISCUSSION – INSTRUCTIONS

Patient Assigned:

 55-year-old Asian female living in a high-density public housing complex

1. Post a summary of the interview and a description of the communication techniques you would

use with your assigned patient.

2. Explain why you would use these techniques.

3. Identify the risk assessment instrument you selected and justify why it would be applicable to

the selected patient.

4. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient.

5. Use at least 3 references.

6. Review the Grading Rubric