Diversity and Health Assessment

Diversity and Health Assessment

Diversityand Health Assessment

Task

Diversityand Health Assessment

Thetruth of the matter is that different groups, populations, andcultures have different beliefs and practices that influence theirhealth. Consequently, it is paramount for the nurses to health careproviders to adopt this reality and up their health assessment plansand gives recommendations that accommodate the current diversity(Dains, Baumann, &amp Scheibel, 2012). This paper is an overview ofcase 3 where the case given is used to show different socioeconomic,lifestyle, spiritual, and various cultural practices that have beingemployed to build the patient’s health history and his diversebackground.

Howto develop health history for the patient

Tobuild the health history for the patient I would first requestdemographic information such as bio data, family history, healthinsurance information, medication history excreta. Secondly, I wouldask medical records from the previous doctor if any and the need ofseeking medical care from another hospital. Additionally, it would beimportant to record all surgery records, family history, and previousdiagnosis history.

Questionsto ask to the patient

Thefollowing are the questions that can be asked of the client: Firstly,it is important to know whether the patient has tried to stop smokingor drinking beer. The following questions are paramount: Have youever attempted to quit smoking? What drives you to smoke or drinkingbeer? Are you stressed by situations, family members or workplaceresulting in your anxiety? How much do you earn per day? Who are yourfriends- do they smoke or take beer? These questions are sensitivebut when structured professionally they can help in knowing thefactors that influence the patent`s anxiety. As a nurse, I would usethe above issues to determine the patient`s socioeconomic, lifestyle,and spiritual beliefs.

Fivetarget questions

Anxietyis a condition that can result due to a number of issues such asstress, anger, or internal/external conflict. To assist the patientit would be in order to ask the following target questions:

  1. Have you experienced any weight loss or gain due to smoking or drinking alcohol?

  2. Do you experience any chest pain/discomfort or palpitation due to heavy smoking?

  3. Do you think your memory is okay? How can you compare your current memory capacity with the past one before you started smoking?

  4. What made you engage in multiple ear piercing and tattoos?

  5. Does the marks on your body, tattoos, and multiple piercing reflect who you are? Kindly, let me have a history of your friends.

Thesequestions are based on the facts that he is a smoker and drinks beerto seek for help. The patient believes that he will not reach heavenif he does not stop his current lifestyle. The issues that aresensitive here include but not limited to previous health history,history of the patient’s friends, and why the patient decide tohave multiple ear piercing and tattoos. However, this client needprompt health care and assistance to help him reduce her anxiety(Shaw et al., 2009). On the other hand, from the family history theclient demonstrated fear of hypertension, alcoholism, and diabetes.This makes it challenging to collect data from the patient becausethe case is sensitive (Sullivan, 2012). The questions are sensitivebut when structured professionally they can help in knowing thefactors that influence the patent`s anxiety. As a nurse, I would usethe above issues to determine the patient`s socioeconomic, lifestyle,and spiritual beliefs.

Reference

Dains,J. E., Baumann, L. C., &amp Scheibel, P. (2012). Advanced healthassessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care (4th ed.). St.Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Shaw,S. J., Huebner, C., Armin, J., Orzech, K., &amp Vivian, J. (2009).The role of culture in health literacy and chronic disease screeningand management. Journal of Immigrant &amp Minority Health, 11(6),460–467.

Sullivan, D. D. (2012). Guide to clinical documentation (2nd ed.).Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis. Chapter 2, &quotThe ComprehensiveHistory and Physical Exam&quot (pp. 19–36)