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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

nurs·ing his·to·ry

(nŭrs'ing his'tŏr-ē)
A comprehensive set of information about a patient's medical history, including the history of the present illness, as well as the person's psychosocial and spiritual history; used as the basis for nursing diagnosis and development of a care plan.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nursing history

The first step of the assessment stage of the nursing process that leads to development of a nursing care plan. Valuable information can be obtained from this history, and reactions to previous hospitalization can be recorded and utilized in managing the patient's care during the current stay.
See also: history
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By taking more time with our patients, using a concise but efficient nursing history, we can enhance the nurse/patient relationship and help improve the level of patient trust in staff.
Records of a proud profession: A guide to record on nursing in New York State at the Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History. Guilderland, NY: Author.
More than bombs and bandages is a welcome addition to the Australian nursing history canon and particularly to the history of Australian military nursing.
Two other important sources in this time period are the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the New Zealand Gazette, both relevant to nursing history. Respectively they contain annual reports from the government departments concerned with hospitals and health and a cumulative list of nurses registered under the Nurses Registration Act 1901.
Some nurse historians have briefly mentioned the idea that nursing history can have application in the present (Mitchell 2002; Rafferty 1997/98; Lusk 1997; Cushing 1995; Hezel and Linebach 1991; Sarnecky 1990).
Pat encourages every nurse to learn more about how this builds on national nursing history by visiting the National Nurse website.
"My objective was not so much that students would remember the specific contributions of these giants in nursing history. Rather, I was passionate about communicating to the students that they too had the power to make a difference."
Luke's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Center for Public Education and the Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History.
Unpublished paper given at the Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference, March 20-21, 2009, Charlottesville, VA.
Capturing nursing history; a guide to historical methods in research.
I planned to talk about the fabulous nursing history in this particular hospital and in this particular community.
She made frequent presentations about Florence Nightingale and Nursing history, and she generously donated her extensive library on Florence to OBU.

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