With the information presented in Chapter 1 of Ball et al. in mind, consider the following:

• How would your communication and interview techniques for building a health history differ with each patient?

• How might you target your questions for building a health history based on the patient’s social determinants of health?

• What risk assessment instruments would be appropriate to use with each patient, or what questions would you ask each patient to assess his or her health risks?

• Identify any potential health-related risks based upon the patient’s age, gender, ethnicity, or environmental setting that should be taken into consideration.

• Select one of the risk assessment instruments presented in Chapter 1 or Chapter 5 of the Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination text, or another tool with which you are familiar, related to your selected patient.

• Develop at least five targeted questions you would ask your selected patient to assess his or her health risks and begin building a health history