A guide to taking a patient’s history
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A guide to taking a patient’s history

Hilary Lloyd Principal lecturer in nursing practice, development and research, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland
Stephen Craig Senior lecturer in nursing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

This article outlines the process of taking a history from a patient, including preparing the environment, communication skills and the importance of order. The rationale for taking a comprehensive history is also explained.

Nursing Standard. 22, 13,42-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.12.22.13.42.c6300

Correspondence

hilary.lloyd@chs.northy.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review