The nurse is preparing to conduct a health history. Which of these statements best describes the purpose of a health history?
To provide an opportunity for interaction between the patient and the nurse
To provide a form for obtaining the patient’s biographic information
To document the normal and abnormal findings of a physical assessment
To provide a database of subjective information about the patient’s past and current health
A 59-year-old patient tells the nurse that he has ulcerative colitis. He has been having “black stools” for the last 24 hours. How would the nurse best document his reason for seeking care?
J.M. is a 59-year-old man seeking treatment for ulcerative colitis.
J.M. came into the clinic complaining of having black stools for the past 24 hours.
J.M. is a 59-year-old man who states that he has ulcerative colitis and wants it checked.
J.M. is a 59-year-old man who states that he has been having “black stools” for the past 24 hours.
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