Paloma Hernandez, 26-year-old, Spanish speaking patient who presents to the clinic for the last 2 days in a row complaining of abdominal pain that is getting worse. The first visit the staff relied on her younger bilingual daughter to translate. She was treated with Omeprazole and encouraged to take OTC medication. Today she presents with the same problem. Her daughter states it is the same problem but worse today.

To prepare:

The question

1. Explain the specific socioeconomic, spiritual, lifestyle, and other cultural factors associated with the patient you were assigned. 

2. Explain the issues that you would need to be sensitive to when interacting with the patient, and why. 

3. Provide at least  Five targeted questions you would ask the patient to build his or her health history and to assess his or her health risks.