Health History Discussion

Health History Discussion

Discussion Prompt
Read the following articles: Medical History- Important information to know as a nurse practitioner Links to an external site.

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As a nurse practitioner, obtaining a detailed health history for presenting complaints is an integral role in clinical practice. Health  Read the attached articles in the links provided above, analyze the articles by answering the following questions.

Why is it important to obtain a complete description of the patient history of present illness?
In obtaining a history, why is it important to obtain a patient family history and demographic information. how does it help with accurate diagnosis?
Explain the importance of a formulating a differential diagnosis and how it helps to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

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Health History Discussion