Journal Article Review (A guide to taking a patient's history) authors H. Lloyd and S, Craig

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A Guide to Taking a Patient's History Name of Student: Course: Name of Institute: Date of submission: Abstract This paper is a review and analysis of A Guide to taking patients history as presented by H. Lloyd and S. Craig. The paper addresses issues around nursing standards and healthcare management for matters related with clinical observation and testing as a means of diagnosing a patient.


Introduction Lloyd and Craig suggest that the most important thing to do while preparing to conduct an assessment on a patient is to prepare the environment. They advise on following procedures as it helps the patients to give an account of their problem, some of which nursing assessment cannot arrive at successfully. As skilled and experienced practitioners, Lloyd and Craig proceed to give an outlined, sequential, and systematical way of conducting the medical history of a patient. Together, both Lloyd and Craig underscore the importance of a medical practitioner and developing a closer personal relationship with a patient as the patient is being taken through a systematic assessment of history taking. Summary of the Article In making an appropriate environment, Lloyd and Craig advise that it is of fundamental importance to assess the environment to see if the patient is comfortable with the whole setting. They advise that the kind of environment that will preserve patient’s privacy and dignity is the most appropriate one to do an assessment. Additionally, they advice that cultural aspects the patient is concerned with should always be respected. Using a clear, concise and easily understandable language is recommended. ...
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