What Should Screening Consist Of History

To consult effectively we will need to have a wide understanding of both world geography and world news so that we can make 'informed leaps offaith' into our client's situation.

Medical history taken for expatriates needs some exploration of specific components. These include any unusual health and safety risks, psychosocial factors, failed expectations, causes of sleep disturbance, signs of abnormal stress, sexual health risks, alcohol consumption, risks specific to hostile or dangerous environments and occupational health risks from HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Structured questionnaires or protocols can provide the majority of the information and make the consultation more effective.

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