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  1. From my understanding of my textbook, subjective data is data the comes from the patient who describes how he/she feels or what has already occurred. Whereas objective data is data that comes from the doctor, examinations, and/or test results. Objective data can be obtained using our senses or through measurements. I'm aware of simple things such as pain being considered subjective and a temperature reading being objective. However, there are some things I feel can be either one. I just have a hard time choosing which one. For example, vomiting. Is it subjective or objective? Or does it all depend on other circumstances such as in the cases below. Case 1: Let's say I was continuously vomiting at home on Monday. Then I go to the doctor on Tuesday and tell him I was vomiting yesterday. Would vomiting in this case be considered subjective (because I told the doctor I vomited which he did not observe for himself using his own senses)? . Case 2: Now lets say I was an in-patient at a hospital, and that I was continuously vomiting on Monday which the doctor did indeed see. Would vomiting in this case now be considered objective? Or, are both cases of vomiting subjective? Or, are both cases of vomiting objective? Or, does it depend on the circumstances such as in case 1 and 2?
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