Post a summary of the interview and a description of the communication techniques you would use with your assigned patient. Explain why you would use these techniques. Identify the risk assessment instrument you selected, and justify why it would be applicable to the selected patient. Provide at least five targeted questions you would ask the patient.
Week 1 Advanced Health Assessment
My patient: 38-year-old Native American pregnant female living on a reservation
Each patient you meet you will have different techniques and ways of going about communication with them depending on their culture and beliefs. It is important to understand what is important to them. Ask yourself what do they value most? You want to be able to connect with them to get an accurate history to provide care. The nursing assessment includes gathering information concerning the patient’s individual physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual needs. It is the first step in the successful evaluation of a patient. (Jamieson H,2019)In my situation with my patient being of the Native American decent livening on a reservation whom is pregnant I can already assume she does not have much interaction with the outside world such as those outside the reservation. She mainly probably stays with those who live around her and live off the land with little unhealthy habits since nature is very important in this culture.
My interview techniques to obtain a health history would need to be based on her lifestyle. I need to make sure I am wording them correctly so that she can understand what I am needing from her. Certain health information that is important to us may not be pertinent to the patient. I need to target my questions towards her lifestyle. The function of the initial nursing assessment is to identify the assessment parameters and responsibilities needed to plan and deliver appropriate, individualized care to the patient. (Gray LC,2018) I also need to base a lot of my question on the fact she is pregnant. I need to ensure she Is healthy not only for herself but for the baby. I may have to redirect and reword my question multiple times to obtain accurate information. With this patient living on a reservation I need to ask about her diet and environmental factors since my way of life Is different than hers I need to first understand how she lives.