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Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Role-Play Demonstration

presented by Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN

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Financial: Breanna Lathrop receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Breanna Lathrop has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 7 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 6 Minutes

Social determinants of health directly correlate to health outcomes and contribute to persistent health disparities. Screening for social determinants of health allows clinicians to identify the social determinants most impacting health of their patients, allowing clinicians to link patients to needed resources, and informing health system policies and interventions. However, screening for social determinants of health is new and uncomfortable for many clinicians.

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Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN

Breanna Lathrop, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, RN, is the chief operating officer and nurse practitioner at the Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where she provides executive leadership and direct patient care. She has spent more than 15 years providing healthcare to individuals and families who lack health insurance. She earned her doctor of nursing…

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1. Role-Play

A recent survey found that 80% of clinicians reported they do not feel comfortable asking about social needs. This chapter, featuring role-play with an introduction and debrief, demonstrates screening for social determinants of health. The chapter addresses techniques for empathy and trust building, as well as best practices for social determinants of health screening.

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