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It’s 9:30 in the morning and I’m about to see my second patient of the day. Before welcoming her into the consultation room, I browse her medical history and note another unfilled box. Sadly, this is not my first encounter with this scenario, and each time, it becomes increasingly more perplexing.

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It’s 9:30 in the morning and I’m about to see my second patient of the day. Before welcoming her into the consultation room, I browse her medical history and note another unfilled box. Sadly, this is not my first encounter with this scenario, and each time, it becomes increasingly more perplexing. I begin with the essentials: medication, breathing problems, followed by a long list of tick boxes. Before I even ask the patient to answer the blank box, I already know what her response will be.

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Florence Bull
Florence Bull BSc (Hons) is a registered adult nurse. She has a background in neurosciences and emergency medicine. Currently she is working as a nurse practitioner in sexual and reproductive health and is an accredited sonographer in early pregnancy. Her work has been published by the Guardian and she writes her own blog, Subcutaneous. Florence has an interest in global health which was sparked by an elective placement in Tanzania during her studies. She aims to pursue a Master’s degree in this field in upcoming years.
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Lorraine Treanor
19 Aug 2021
I felt this was more of a factual representation or example of a health assessment where pt engagement & willingness to adhere to treatment plans is a barrier. I felt there were no learnings as there were no suggestions on how to overcome these perceived pt barriers.
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