Post your definition of the elements of a gynecologic history and an explanation of potential screenings you would recommend
Development of gynecologic patient histories requires practitioners to recognize the various elements that are necessary to construct a history that is accurate and relevant. This effort requires consideration of the chief complaint and multiple other elements, including effective communication with various populations including those in the LGBTQ+ community, to ensure a productive screening and subsequent examination.
This Discussion will help you finalize the Part 2 section of your Module 1 Assignment.
For this Discussion, you will explore the appropriate elements of a complete gynecologic history. You also will consider the appropriate questions to pose in a patient assessment.
As you finalize your Module 1 Assignment for this week, consider the following questions in preparation for your Discussion:
- What other things do you need to consider for your patient? Think about considerations for LGBTQ+ individuals as well.
- What health maintenance guidelines might be needed for follow-up (i.e., bone density test, Gardasil vaccine, shingles, etc.)?
- What questions would you consider in your patient’s assessment? For example
- What is your patient’s living situation?
- Do they have stairs?
- Do they live by themselves?
- Do they have a working refrigerator?
By Day 3
Post your definition of the elements of a gynecologic history and an explanation of potential screenings you would recommend. Be specific and provide examples. Also, identify the health maintenance guideline questions you might need to consider when conducting a patient assessment. Include any additional information related to LGBTQ+ individuals. (Note: Your post should be at least 2-3 paragraphs).
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts on two different days and introduce a perspective that they may not have considered and list any additional health maintenance guideline questions that might be relevant. Use the Learning Resources and/or the best available evidence from current literature to support your explanation.