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Rasmussen College Health Assessment for Nursing Written Assignment

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Question Description

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.

Your assignment must have accurate spelling and grammar.

Final Answer

Attached.

Outline
Health Assessment for Nursing
Thesis statement: The pieces of information may be used to create a plan which would be used
by practitioners to get the patient’s health into a good condition.
I.

Introduction

II.

Question 1

III.

Question 2

IV.

Question 3

V.

Question 4

VI.

Question 5


Running head: HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR NURSING

Health Assessment for Nursing
Student’s name
Institution
Date

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR NURSING

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Health assessment for nurses involves the collection of information as well as data from
patients. It is equally essential for nurses to read patients' charts and vital signs to formulate the
health assessment. The pieces of information may be used to create a plan which would be used
by practitioners to get the patient's health in excellent condition.
With the permission of my grandmother and my parents, I conducted a health history on
grandmother Meghan. She willingly participated in the assessment task, and she was more than
willing to answer my questions. Based on the interview I had with her, she told me she was
suffering from high blood pressure (Hypertension). Meghan has had the diseases for the longest
time possible, and proper dietetic nutrition and medication has been helpful in keeping her health
in check. The chances of getting hypertension increase s with age, and this has been no exception
in grandmother Meghan's case. Statistics reveal that o...

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