Show Summary Details
Page of

Approaches to individual health needs assessment 

Approaches to individual health needs assessment
Approaches to individual health needs assessment

Vari Drennan

and Claire Goodman

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 November 2020

Systematic assessment of need is one of the core skills of primary care and community nurses. It has the potential to substantially affect a person’s quality of life, the care that they receive, and subsequent review of what the service has achieved. This chapter provides an introduction to the assessment of patients, clients, and their carers, and the communication skills that are needed to optimize any patient/client assessment. More detailed information about specific assessment tools for different client groups and/or problems are provided in relevant chapters.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.