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a systematic account of events.
case history see case history.
health history a holistic assessment of all factors affecting a patient's health status, including information about social, cultural, familial, and economic aspects of the patient's life as well as any other component of the patient's life style that affects health and well-being. The health history is designed to assess the effects of health care deviations on the patient and the family, to evaluate teaching needs, and to serve as the basis of an individualized plan for addressing wellness.
medical history information obtained from the patient to aid in establishing a medical diagnosis and developing a treatment plan.
nursing history a written record providing data for assessing the nursing care needs of a patient.

health history

Health insurance A form used by underwriters to assist in evaluating groups or persons to determine whether they are acceptable risks to insure.

Patient discussion about health history

Q. I took my friend to a doctor and he questioned her about her history of alcohol. My friend who is a county level athlete is a superb runner. We were all sure that she would be selected for high level competitions. Two years back she lost one of the track events and did not make any attempt to try again. Her problem started when she lost her mother during a practice session. This has been very hard on her and has led to a trauma so much so that she has lost her confidence and has started drinking. She has never touched alcohol before in her life and has become such a wreck that I feel so sad for her. When I last met her she was in a bad condition and was drinking more heavily than usual. She did recognize me though and I sat and talk to her for a long time. I took her to a doctor and he questioned her about her history of alcohol. I do not know how long all this is going to take as she has no family members alive and is totally alone. Her dreams have perished and she feels helpless. I will help her all I can with information and whatever else I can do for her apart from the treatment she has started on.

A. I am so happy that you have a helping nature. First of all, let her treatment go on for as long as she needs it, as she needs to regain her lost strength before she makes a comeback as an athlete. It`s very difficult to be by her side all the time though she might need a friend at this desperate juncture since she has lost her dreams. You can support her by admitting her in a rehab center or any other organization that helps alcoholics. I hope she will get well soon.

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In order to achieve the best outcomes for children, we need to collate a good family health history (identifying any genetic vulnerabilities), alongside good social work practice in the training and selection of adopters who are emotionally robust and able to parent vulnerable children.
Although the majority of respondents reported that family history was important, substantially fewer persons (1,296; 29.8%) reported actively collecting information to develop a Family health history (Figure).
That is why a family health history covers each family member's traditional "medical history" such as any illnesses, surgeries, vaccinations, and other information such as past/current jobs, where each person has lived, exercise habits, hobbies, and more.
Be sure to ask health history questions For Women Only--Are you pregnant?
The individual should review the need for health history records of campers and staff and the need for policies for drug use, drug testing, confiscation, and consequences.
Statement of Problem: Research indicates that health history information is not completed or updated in dental hygiene practices as often as required in the academic setting.
Taking a family medical history involves asking the patient a number of questions about the health history of his/her family.
The researchers interviewed the volunteers and took a detailed health history. The team found that women age 45 or younger who had had an induced abortion ran a 50 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer than women in the same age group who had been pregnant at least once but had not obtained an abortion.
Health history questionnaire (paper and electronic).
All these things that bind you to your family are exactly why it is so important to keep in touch this year and, more specifically, to start keeping track of your family health history.
of Birmingham), John Steward (health history, Glasgow Caledonian U.) and Becky Taylor (history, U.
After adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and the mental health history of the women, as well as the number of deployments of the men, the study compared mental health diagnoses to the number of months of deployment in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan during the same period.

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