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Describe the elements of a comprehensive health assessment of a geriatric patient. What special considerations should the nurse keep in mind while performing this assessment?

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Elements of a Comprehensive Health Assessment of a Geriatric Patient
Health care professionals initiate a geriatric assessment to identify problems of an older
person's mental health, functional ability, cognition, physical health, and socio-environmental
circumstances (Welsh, Gordon & Gladman, 2014). The elements of mental health that are
evaluated include memory, language, attention, visuospatial skills, orientation and higher
cognitive functions which include decision making and planning. Phys...

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