Health Assessment Assignment

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CONTEXTUAL PROJECT ON HEALTH ASSESSMENT
RN-BSN BLOCK 4
MRS OMOLOSO ADEOLA FOLAKEMI
APPLICATION NO-15705
DUE DATE-25th December 2015

CONCEPT 1-HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This concept is taken from module 1.
Introduction- According to WHO, health can be defined as a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health assessment is collection of objective and subjective data relating to an individual’s health or the situation surrounding his/her health status.
It is done to evaluate the health status of a person along the health continuum.
Health assessment may involve performing physical examination after taking a health history.
Significance- Health Assessment
Health assessment is
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Hence it is important that the health care giver show empathy when assessing patient’s health in order to get maximum co-operation from them.
Application at work-Health Assessment
In the preventive medicine, our major work is to prevent minor ailments from becoming major. Furthermore, a positive health status is desired for everyone. Hence, health assessment is carried out on our clients each time we have the opportunity. We usually use a growth monitoring card for children 0-5 years. This card contains almost all the information one needs to know about each child, his growth and the family background. It helps to take health history as well
Research-Health Assessment
Health Assessment is the care plan which identifies the specific health needs of a patient and how the needs can be met. A person may look and feel well but physical examination may detect diseases after health history has been taken. Health assessment helps to evaluate the health status of a person along the health continuum. The assessment serves the purpose of guiding health officials on how to approach the treatment of the person. Heath assessment has to do with nursing assessment in nursing profession. It is the first stage of the nursing process. At this stage, the nurse identifies the patient`s nursing
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Furthermore, a positive health status is desired for everyone. Hence, health assessment is carried out on our clients each time we have the opportunity. We usually use a growth monitoring card for children 0-5 years. This card contains almost all the information one needs to know about each child, his growth and the family background. It helps to take health history as well.
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CONCEPT 2-ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
This concept is taken from module

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