Taking a patient history: the role of the nurse
Tonks Fawcett Senior lecturer in nursing studies, University of Edinburgh
Sarah Rhynas Teaching fellow in nursing studies, University of Edinburgh
History taking is a key component of patient assessment, enabling the delivery of high-quality care. Understanding the complexity and processes involved in history taking allows nurses to gain a better understanding of patients’ problems. Care priorities can be identified and the most appropriate interventions commenced to optimise patient outcomes.
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This article has been subject to double blind peer review
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