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    Achieving Primary Prevention in Families

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    Identify strategies that can be used for achieving awareness of primary prevention in families. Reflecting on your nursing experience, discuss situations that might have been changed or prevented if primary prevention had been used.

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    In the same way that STD interviewers probe and take necessary measures to glean all they need from those affected by sexually transmitted diseases, nurses, doctors and other medical practitioners need to do what is necessary to find out what they can from patients. Critical information could be lacking from the records, which could make or break recovery. Additionally, drugs, supplements a patient may have omitted in documents or other lifestyle habits could be very helpful in future preventive methodology.
    Reflective listening, I-messages and other forms of communication can be really useful. If other family members are seen in a clinic or program, honoring HIPA and keeping information confidential is important but ...