A Guide to taking a patient's history

 A Guide to taking a patient
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Running head: PATIENT HISTORY A Guide to Taking Patient History: An Article Critique (Student’s Name) (Course Code/Number) (Name of Professor) (Date of Submission) A Guide to Taking Patient History: An Article Critique Introduction The field of nursing research has greatly boomed in the past years, leading to an explosion of the materials available for nurses around the globe.


Critiques are useful in establishing the worth of a published study or work, as well as in determining what a study may lack or need in order to be really usable in its field of inquiry. In relation, this paper will then attempt to carry out a critique on an article published in the field of nursing assessment. The said article by Lloyd and Craig (2007) focused on the process of assessment, specifically history-taking from a patient. The article discussed the needed steps for effective history-taking, including organizing the appropriate environment, establishing the needed communication skills, and the significant role played by order. This specific literature was chosen because of the significance of the very first step in the nursing process, which is assessment. Indeed, without proper assessment, appropriate interventions cannot be determined, thereby decreasing the patient’s chances for recovery. Also, Brooker and Nicol (2007) noted that assessment is vital in determining the needs of the patient, and inevitably in planning the required interventions. Thus, in critiquing the aforementioned article, this paper will first present a summary of the article, and afterwards, an evaluation and critique will also be discussed. ...
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