Running head: BUILDING TRUST AND RAPPORTThe Adolescent Patient: Building Trust and RapportStudents NameInstitutional Affiliations1BUILDING TRUST AND RAPPORT2The Adolescent Patient: Building Trust and RapportAdolescence is a challenging stage because of the many emotional and physical changestaking place (Jackman, 2011). Healthcare providers can play an essential role in helpingadolescents transition from teenage years to adulthood without major trauma. David, a 15-yearold male, is irritated all the time and spends more time in isolation. He stays up late, and it isproblematic to wake him up early for school. This has affected his grades in school that havegone down. As a health care provider interviewing David, I have noticed that he avoids eyecontact as well as provides brief responses, mainly "yes" or "no" answers. Therefore, I willdiscuss an approach required to work with David, strategies to gather information, and activeparticipation of the supportive individual, i.e., the mother to make knowledgeable decisionsabout treatment and care.Confidentiality and respect are the cornerstones of taking a more detailed medical andpsychosocial history (Sacks & Westwood, 2003). Without stating the boundaries ofconfidentiality, a healthcare provider may get incomplete or incorrect information during theprocess. Showing respect is also an essential strategy in seeing David since adolescents are morelikely to create a connection with a clinician who shows r ...
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