Health History and Screening
In this assignment, you will be completing a comprehensive health screening and history on a young adult. To complete this assignment, do the following:
Select an adolescent or young adult client on whom to perform a health screening and history. Students who do not work in an acute setting may “practice” these skills with a patient, community member, neighbor, friend, colleague, or loved one.
Complete the “Health History and Screening of an Adolescent or Young Adult Client” worksheet.
Format the write-up in a manner that is easily read, computer-generated, neat, and without spelling errors.
Complete the assignment as outlined on the worksheet, including:
- Biographical Data
- Past Health History
- Family History: Obstetrics History (if applicable) and Well Young Adult Behavioral Health History Screening
- Review of Systems
- Include all components of the health history
- Use correct acronyms or abbreviations when indicated
- Develop three Nursing Diagnoses for this client based on the health history and screening. Include: one actual nursing diagnosis, one wellness nursing diagnosis, one “Risk For” nursing diagnosis, and your rationale for the choice of each nursing diagnosis for this client.
- Using the three nursing diagnoses you have identified, develop a wellness plan for the adolescent/young adult client.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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