Paper details Initial Discussion Question/Prompt Due Wednesday by 11:59 pm Consider performing a health history on someone that may not be able to provide you with answers, such as an infant, child, an elderly person, a developmentally disabled individual, or patients who speak a language you do not know. What strategies would you employ to obtain a complete health history? Provide a rationale for why you think these strategies would be effective. Discussion Peer/Participation Prompt Due Sunday by 11:59 pm Instructions: Please respond to at least 2 of your peer’s posts. To ensure that your responses are substantive, use at least two of these prompts: Do you agree with your peers’ assessment? Take an opposing view to a peer and present a logical argument supporting an alternate opinion. Share your thoughts on how you support their opinion and explain why. Present new references that support your opinions. Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position. Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with in-text citations and corresponding references in APA format.
Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria. please use updated reference for each peer response respond to #1 K Mc. MondayMay 17 at 12:52pm Module 2 Discussion: Health History What strategies would you employ to obtain a complete health history? There are 3 things that I would do to complete a health history on a patient who was not able to provide answers. Interrogation of the patient’s representative. Clinical evaluation. Analysis of laboratory tests. First, by speaking with the patient’s representative, it would allow me to get the “back story” and understand the overall situation that is at hand. Most cases, it would be a family member of some sort that would be the go-to person. The family may be a potential source of information about a patient’s medical history when the patient is unsure or unable to answer questions regarding their medical history. This information can generally be regarded as accurate, but you may have similar issues with the patient’s family regarding health literacy and understanding (Nichol, 2020).
Secondly, by completing the clinical evaluation or a patient assessment. An organized assessment is the starting point for diagnostic reasoning. Because all health diagnoses, decisions, and treatments are based on the date you gather during the assessment, it is crucial be factual and complete (Jarvis et al., 2020). Lastly, laboratory value should ideally be evaluated in a manner consistent with the main goals of a health system. Laboratory values are required for many reasons which include disease prevention, early detection, establishing an accurate diagnosis, selecting the right treatment, avoiding delays in treatment, facilitating recovery, reducing disability, preventing relapse, or delaying disease progression and reducing the need for long term care (Sikaris, 2017). Provide a rationale for why you think these strategies would be effective. The interrogation must be carried out with the purpose of knowing a medical history (any illness or medical treatment). The clinical evaluation is carried out for the probable diagnosis of any pathology present in the patient, to determine the medical examinations to request. The analysis of laboratory tests are necessary to definitively diagnose the patient. References: Jarvis, C., Eckhardt, A.,