USE THIS TEMPLATE FOR YOUR PAPER—No REFERENCE PAGE IS NECESSARY–no citations should be in this paper.
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. YOU MAY Summarize the same patient you gathered your interview on for the assignment in week 2.
When writing your paper–remember to have an introductory paragraph—body paragraphs and conclusion paragraph. Follow abbreviation rules.
SUMMARIZE in paragraphs the following three topics.
THEN DISCUSS BE SURE TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING in your paper!!
While this is only a partial health history, summarize in 3 -5 pages the information you gathered. Also, answer the following questions:
Was the person willing to share the information? If they were not, what did you do to encourage them?
Was there any part of the interview that was more challenging? If so, what part and how did you deal with it?
How comfortable were you taking a health history?
What interviewing techniques did you use? Were there any that were difficult and if so, how did you overcome the difficulty?
Now that you have taken a health history discuss how this information can assist the nurse in determining the health status of a client.