Assessment Findings

Assessment Findings 5



Healthprofessionals are critical professions in the modern society. Most ofthe people suffer from various mental complications in the modernday. The challenges of life are proving complex for people to handleand thus require the help of the professionals. In this regard, theexperts tend to write personality assessment findings afterinterrogating their clients. These reports are important because theyenable the expert to understand the condition of the clients. Thepatients come with different issues that may not directly reveal theissues facing the client. However, the findings of an interrogationcan enable the expert to point out what is ailing the patient(Briggs &amp Mark, 2006).More so, they provide a remedy of the condition. Professionalism andethics of performance must be exercised when writing the evaluationreport. The expert has to consider various factors in theirpersonality assessment to ensure that they offer the correct remedyto the patients. Moreover, they should always maintain their ethicalmode of practice when dealing with their patients.

Thepersonality assessment report should include the description of theprimary complaints of the patient. This information is importantbecause it outlines the complaints that the patient has beenexperiencing as a precursor to the real problem. The physiologist canderive the underlying problems ailing the patient. In addition, theexpert should include the history of the patient in relation to thefamily. The patient’s history in regards to the family lineageshould be investigated. That is important because it offers a wideplatform for identifying the causes of the condition. The initialcomplaints raised by the patient are, therefore, a caveat to agreater problem on the patient(Stufflebeam &amp Anthony, 2007).

Inaddition, the assessment report should also include the etiologicalevidences. This is the historical relationship of the causes of theproblem. In most patients, the emergence of a problem cannot be takenas the main cause of the condition. Rather, it can be the triggerthat causes the underlying challenges to explode. Therefore,understanding the variation and the relationship of the causes of thecondition should be identified. Most of the conditions experienced bymany patients do not have direct causes. It is always a combinationof various causes that trigger the patient to suffer from thecondition. Failure to understand the underlying causes of theseillnesses can result to wrong diagnosis leading to the issuance ofwrong medication.

Moreover,the assessment report should include the symptoms that are exhibitedby the patient. Symptoms are always the manifestation of anunderlying problem. Therefore, the personal assessment and evaluationreport should consist of the record of the symptoms identified. Thesymptoms are important in ruling out other possible conditions thatare similar. The correct identification and recording of the symptomsaids the expert in making the correct diagnosis. Moreover, thatguides the expert in offering the correct medication. The record ofsymptoms ensures that people do not get treated for the wrongillnesses. The assessment should also include the current activitiesof the patient and the environment they live in. The informationhelps in understanding the disruptions being caused by the conditionin the performance of the patient. Understanding the environment isimportant for the expert as they can draw the impacts of theenvironment to the patient(Rootman, 2001).

Oneimportant factor that the psychologist should consider whileundertaking client evaluation is confidentiality. The doctor should,therefore work without recording the name of the client in animproper manner. Moreover, the client’s family information or theway of life should be left confidential. Confidentiality ensures thatthe report is not subjecting the client to probe from the public. Inthis case, the psychiatrists should adopt a unique style of writingthe evaluation where the client’s identity is not revealed. Forexample, the report can use initials of the names to represent theproper noun in the name of the client. Rather than writing the nameof the client, the expert can use such titles as Mr. X, Miss. X andMrs. X among others. In this case, X represents the initials of theclient’s names. However, the files of these clients should be welllabelled to avoid confusions in the initials in case the clients havesimilar initials. The expert should develop a filing system that isappropriate and uses distinctive features to avoid the confusionbrought by the similarity in initials (Briggs&amp Mark, 2006).

Theclient report should also be written in a report format, where theexpert addresses issues as if he or she was reporting. For example,the expert can address the client in the third person to enhance theflow of the report. In addition, it makes it unnecessary to mentionof the names of the client. More so, the tenses used in the reportshould be a factor to consider ensuring that the different reports ofthe same client from different visits do not contradict. Using thecorrect language and depicting the condition I suffer from in thecorrect language can make me appear as a witness in a court of law. Ican also testify if the psychiatrist maintained the confidentialityof all my information and exercised the professionalism in writingthe report.


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