Nursing/healthcare Providers Moral Obligation

  1. Do you think that healthcare providers have a moral obligation to engage in history building with their patients? Do you think its necessary?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Altra
    I'm not sure I understand your question -- do you mean getting a medical/surgical history?

    Could you elaborate?
  4. by   novanurse05
    I mean like medical interviewing.. drawing out a patient's concerns
  5. by   GingerSue
    I think maybe make yourself present, be available, but don't intrude.
  6. by   PANurseRN1
    Is this some sort of class project?
  7. by   caroladybelle
    I still don't get the question: "moral obligation" and "history building" do not go together.

    (If this is a school assignment, could someone tell the instructor to speak standard english that one will actually use as a nurse and not MSN'ese? If I were to go up to a patient and say, " Sorry to disturb you while you are writhing in pain and bleeding, but I have a moral obligation as a healthcare practitioner to engage in history building with you", I would get kicked out of the room.)
  8. by   fbmom
    caroladybelle;
    LOVED the 'speak MSNese' comment. It and you ar so correct in your comment about approaching the patient.
    Thanks gave me a chuckle this am!!!!
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from novanurse05
    Do you think that healthcare providers have a moral obligation to engage in history building with their patients? Do you think its necessary?
    I'm not clear on this either . . .

    Of course you take a history when you interact with patients. And then if you continue to see these patients, you have a history with them so you can interact in their best interests in the future.

    steph

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