Learning Outcomes and Legend

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this book, you will:

  1. Describe the categories of a complete subjective health assessment.
  2. Explain the relevance for conducting a complete subjective health assessment across the lifespan.
  3. Formulate questions based on categories of a complete subjective health assessment.
  4. Recognize the sequence of subjective data collection.
  5. Appraise normal, abnormal, and critical subjective findings.


Throughout this text you will encounter various learning–teaching strategies. Here is a short summary:

  • Textual information describes the content.
  • Points of Consideration provide additional information to push your thinking beyond the main point to consider in practice. Points of consideration are visually separated from the rest of the textual information using a text box.
  • Findings that require intervention, highlighted as take action, such as abnormal or critical findings or findings that require health promotion.
  • Activities give you an opportunity to evaluate your learning.
  • Videos and podcasts help you understand the information in a different way.
  • Important phrases are bolded.
  • Unfamiliar and complex terms are bolded and included in the glossary at the end of the book. If reading the book online, hover your cursor over a bolded word to reveal the definition.


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The Complete Subjective Health Assessment Copyright © 2019 by Jennifer Lapum; Oona St-Amant; Michelle Hughes; Paul Petrie; Sherry Morrell; and Sita Mistry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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