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Health History and Analysis
Interview Skills and Strategies for Therapeutic Rapport
Performing a volunteers’ health history information is essential for healthcare practitioners to identify the patients’ care needs. Healthcare practitioners, including nurses, need to perform a comprehensive patient assessment to ascertain the patient’s underlying health problems. To perform a successful patient’s health assessment, a nurse or any practitioner needs to utilize effective interviewing skills. while collecting the patientâ€™s health history, some the skills utilized included reassurance, empathy, and validation, active listening, nonverbal communication, and adaptive questioning. The use of empathy, validation, and reassurance will help in establishing a healthy nurse-patient relationship. Validating the patient’s expressions help to reassure him and that his problems will be addressed fully Utilizing active listening allowed me to fully comprehend what the patient communicated through nonverbal and verbal cues (Walden University, 2021). The adaptive questioning enhances the patient’s clarity while communicating. This was done by first asking general questions, making them more specific as the interview continues. Using nonverbal communication, such as facial expression, posture, and eye contact will allow me to fully understand the patient (Walden University, 2021).
Besides the interviewing skills as illustrated above, utilizing effective strategies for successful therapy is also vital. For instance, based on the patient interviewed, a 45-year-old accountant, the strategies used to establish a healthy nurse-patient relationship include listening actively to the patient, showing empathy to the patient, maintaining eye contact, and utilizing an open communication by asking open-ended questions (Walden University, 2021).
Brief Synopsis of The Pertinent Health History
The patient is a 45-year-old male. His height is 5’9. He is a full-time accountant at a local banking institution. He broke his leg while on a motorbike ride tearing his ACL muscle with a fracture to the femur, back in November 2015. He had surgery to repair his patella forcing him to use a CPM machine for a month. Physical therapy followed for the next six months. In that time, he gained an additional 120lbs with his highest weight at 300lbs. He was diagnosed with gastritis in 2019. Three months later, developed breathing problems and high blood pressure. He is currently doing some physical fitness once a week at a local gym. Has a smoking history and he currently drinks three beers a day. He also on diet control, where he takes less spicy foods, takes more vegetables. Drinks lots of protein shakes and takes daily vitamins.
Analysis of Collected History and Potential Health Risks to Health Behaviors
The patient’s health history suggests a potential obesity-related problem. The first incidence of fracturing his leg predisposed him to the idle state of body where he had a minimal physical exercise to manage his weight. His later diagnosis of gastritis, breathing problems, and high blood pressure could be attributed to smoking and alcohol consumption. Although he is currently doing some physical fitness, there some health risks associated with his behavior. Firstly, the frequency of exercise is too low to reduce his weight. Being overweight predisposes the patient to obesity health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Secondly, his drinking behavior may lead to health problems, such as liver diseases, kidney problems, and gastric diseases (Ferreira-Borges et al., 2017). His drinking and lack of enough exercise are likely to lead to more severe health problems in his later stages of life. The patient needs to practice prevention measures that will mitigate against developing the associated health problems.
Health Promotional Priority for Volunteer Patient
Having analyzed the patient’s health history and behaviors, the health promotional that the patient needs to mitigate against developing adverse health conditions is limit or stop drinking alcohol and smoking (Wong & Huang, 2018). Alcohol consumption leads to many health problems, including obesity, liver diseases, cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, and gastric problems (Ferreira-Borges et al., 2017). Therefore, the patient should regulate his alcohol consumption as it has more detrimental health effects than other issues.
Ferreira-Borges, C., Parry, C. D., & Babor, T. F. (2017). Harmful use of alcohol: a shadow over sub-Saharan Africa in need of workable solutions. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(4), 346.
Walden University (2021). Effective Nursing Health Assessment Interview Techniques. https://www.waldenu.edu/online-bachelors-programs/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing/resource/effective-nursing-health-assessment-interview-techniques
Wong, M. C., & Huang, J. (2018). The growing burden of liver cirrhosis: implications for preventive measures.
This assignment is a continuity of this one below. Please see instructions
Propose a health promotion teaching tool for a healthy behavior or health risk that you identified during the volunteer patient physical exam in Module Six. Be sure to address the following elements in your proposal:
- Analyze health risks uncovered during your assessment. In other words, what unhealthy behaviors the patient engages in or indicators of disease or illness did you discover? If you feel there were none, be sure to explain your rationale.
- Analyze healthy behaviors the patient engages in that you discovered during your assessment. In other words, what opportunities exist for health promotion? If you feel there were none, be sure to explain your rationale.
- Specify the critical information about your topic based on your assessment findings that you would include in your teaching tool.
- Recommend specific intervention(s) for your topic that will result in improved patient outcomes or will promote health maintenance. Be sure to support your recommendations with evidence-based research.
- Determine the medium (presentation, brochure, poster, or other format) that would be most appropriate for communicating information about your chosen topic. Be sure to explain your rationale.
- Discuss the health literacy best practices you would employ to ensure your teaching tool is appropriate for diverse populations. Be sure to support your claims with specific examples from evidence-based research.
- Describe your plan to ensure compliance of your teaching tool with Flesch-Kincaid readability guidelines. Be sure to explain your rationale.
5 Final Project Part II Guidelines and Rubric Overview In Final Project Part I, you conducted a head-to-toe comprehensive assessment of a volunteer patient. Final Project Part II will involve the construction of a proposal for a health promotion teaching tool that will be of value for the patient. This activity will allow you the opportunity to discuss health literacy best practices and how you would use them to educate, inform, and empower your patient with regard to their health risks and/or healthy behaviors. For this final project, you will propose a health promotion teaching tool based on your assessment findings. This assessment will address your mastery with regard to the following course outcomes: â€¢ Interpret health assessment findings based on norms for healthy adults to inform patient health education strategies â€¢ Employ health literacy best practices for informing health promotion resources for diverse populations â€¢ Develop health education activities that utilize evidence-based practices for promoting patient safety and quality of care Prompt For this final project, you will analyze your findings from the comprehensive head-to-toe patient assessment you completed with your patient volunteer in Module Six. You will also propose a health promotion teaching tool based on a health risk or healthy behavior of your choice that you identified during the comprehensive assessment. Note: You do not need to create the actual teaching tool, but rather write a proposal in which you will describe the tool and discuss your rationale behind the choices you make for its development based on your patient assessment. Schedule Module Six Module Seven ï‚· Complete Comprehensive Assessment ï‚· Begin Patient Analysis based on data collected in the Comprehensive Assessment ï‚· Complete Patient Analysis ï‚· Complete Teaching Tool Proposal ï‚· Submit Patient Analysis and Teaching Tool Proposal in one document In your patient analysis and teaching tool proposal, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. Patient Analysis A. Analyze health risks uncovered during your assessment. In other words, what indicators of disease, illness, or unhealthy behaviors the patient engages in did you discover? If you feel there were none, be sure to explain your rationale. B. Analyze healthy behaviors the patient engages in that you discovered during your assessment. In other words, what opportunities exist for health promotion? If you feel there were none, be sure to explain your rationale. II. Health Promotion Teaching Tool Proposal A. Describe a health risk or healthy behavior that you identified during your assessment that you will use as the basis for your health promotion teaching tool proposal, and explain why you chose that topic. B. Identify the goals or objectives of your proposed teaching tool based on the health risk or healthy behavior you identified. C. Specify the critical information about your topic based on your assessment findings that you would include in your teaching tool. D. Recommend specific intervention(s) for your topic that will result in improved patient outcomes or will promote health maintenance. Be sure to support your recommendations with evidence-based research. E. Determine the medium (presentation, brochure, poster, or other format) that would be most appropriate for communicating information about your chosen topic. Be sure to explain your rationale. F. Discuss the health literacy best practices you would employ to ensure your teaching tool is appropriate for diverse populations. Be sure to support your claims with specific examples from evidence-based research G. Describe your plan to ensure compliance of your teaching tool with Flesch-Kincaid readability guidelines. Be sure to explain your rationale.