Health assessments and health screenings

The Reflective Practitioner
July 18, 2019
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July 18, 2019

Health assessments and health screenings

Answer the following question:

Based on the course learning objectives listed below, explaining the most important concepts you learned from this course and how you think you might apply these concepts in your future career?

Course Objectives

Formulate health assessments for individuals across the lifespan.

Discuss the role of assessment as the starting point of all models of clinical reasoning.

Consider life cycle and cross-cultural factors when performing a health assessment.

Relate the patient age and health status to the frequency of health assessment and the data collected.

Collect relevant and problem-specific health history information utilizing interviewing skills that are appropriate to the developmental, educational, psychological, and cultural characteristics of clients.

Analyze the findings of health assessments and health screenings to differentiate normal from abnormal findings.

Explore the differences between health screening, health assessment, health maintenance, and health education.

Utilize the current National Health Agenda to assess and address risk factors/issues in the internal and external environment that relate to health promotion and illness prevention.