personal and social history

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Social situation - obtain description of nature, and satisfaction, concentrating on aspects which may be affected by illness:

  • family (marriage, children, etc.)
  • accommodation - is it all right at home
  • financial circumstances
  • activities - work, leisure, social and educational status
  • work - is it all right at work

Specific risk factors

  • previous occupations eg coalmining, asbestos exposure
  • abroad?
  • pets and exposure to animals or birds
  • alcohol
  • tobacco - do you or did you

Medication or drugs - can have own entry

  • a complete list of all drugs and doses is very important
  • also note previous allergies

Very important questions

  • what do you think is wrong with you
  • have you any questions

Last reviewed 01/2018