. How comfortable were you taking a health history?

Conduct a health history on a family member or friend.

You can use the form located in your Health Assessment lab manual book or from Week Two classroom assignment.

You do not need to submit the health history form with your paper. Be sure they give you permission.

Using the interviewing techniques learned in Module 2, gather the following information. Use your textbook as your guide.

· Present Health · Past Medical Health · Family History · Review of Systems While this is only a partial health history, summarize in 3 -5 pages

the information you gathered. Include your answers to the following questions in the summary:

1. Was the person willing to share the information?

If they were not, what did you do to encourage them?

2. Was there any part of the interview that was more challenging?

If so, what part and how did you deal with it?

3. How comfortable were you taking a health history?

4. What interviewing techniques did you use?

Were there any that were difficult and if so, how did you overcome the difficulty?

5. Now that you have taken a health history discuss how this information can assist the nurse in determining the health status of a client.

Your assignment needs to be completed in APA format & have accurate spelling and grammar.




When conducting a health history, it is important to gather as much information as possible about the person's medical history, current health status, and lifestyle habits. Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Set up a comfortable and private environment where you can ask questions without interruption.

  2. Start by asking about the person's medical history, including any past illnesses, surgeries, hospitalizations, or chronic conditions.

  3. Ask about the person's current medications, including dosage and frequency.

  4. Inquire about any allergies, including drug allergies.

  5. Ask about the person's family medical history, including any chronic conditions that may run in the family.

  6. Gather information about the person's lifestyle habits, including diet, exercise, tobacco use, and alcohol or drug use.

  7. Ask about any current symptoms or concerns the person may have.

  8. Finally, ask about the person's social and emotional well-being, including any stressors or life changes that may be affecting their health.