For this task, you need to write an essay of 1200 words, supported appropriately by
recent, scholarly literature. In the essay you need to:
• Section A:
o Define the terms “health” and “assessment” and write a paragraph in which
you clearly describe “health assessment” in the context of nursing.
o Discuss the importance of health assessment in planning and delivering
holistic care and give an example of how a nurse would do this.
• Section B:
o Discuss the purpose of a health assessment from a nursing perspective with
reference to a framework such as the Nursing Process or the Clinical
• Section C:
o In this section, the process of taking a health assessment is the focus. The
two main components of a health assessment are the patient history and the
Discuss how a health assessment would need to be tailored to the individual
patient in 2 (two) of the scenarios below. For each of the 2 (two) chosen
scenarios, also identify 4 (four) different aspects of health assessment,
including features of the setting, as well as developmental, age-specific
information, cultural and/or lifespan factors that may impact the interaction
between a nurse and patient.
• Mr A, a 76-year-old man who resides in