Sample Nursing Paper on building a health history

For this Assignment, you will develop a script to be used to interview a volunteer serving in the role of patient.

To prepare:

  • Review the screening tools found in the Learning Resources and consider how you might use an app or tool to assist in screening.
  • Review the media programs related to a vaginal exam, pap test, and breast exam.
  • Review the health history guide presented in Chapter 6 of the Schuiling & Likis (2017) text and consider how you would create your own script for building a complete health history. (Note: You will also find the Health History Form in Chapter 6)
  • Provide all the components of a complete gynecologic health history. Include considerations for special populations such as LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • What health maintenance guidelines should be included for initial and follow up might be needed for follow-up assessments?  (i.e., bone density test, Gardasil vaccine, shingles, etc.)?
  • What questions would you consider in your patient’s complete health history? For example
    • What is your patient’s living situation?
    • Do they have stairs?
    • Do they live by themselves?
    • Do they have a working refrigerator?
  • Develop your own script for building a complete health history and as you create your script, consider the difficult questions you want to include in your script. There is no sample template to provide to you. (Utilize chapter 6 of your Schuiling textbook to provide guidance). You are the one to develop the script. Think of it as you are writing a movie and you need to write the script for the movie. What lines would you provide for the actor to utilize when sitting down with a patient to perform a COMPLETE Medical History which also entails those DIFFICULT GYN questions. You do not need to provide the answers to the questions however, if you find that beneficial, you may do so.

Assignment: (1- to 2-page reflection)

  • In addition to your script for building a health history for this assignment, include a separate section called “Reflection” that includes the following:
    • A brief summary of your experiences in developing and implementing your script during your health history.
    • Explanations of what you might find difficult when asking these questions. What you found insightful and what would you say or do differently.