Psychosocial Assessment

To provide holistic care to an individual, a health care provider needs to obtain multi-dimensional information from him through various assessments.   A psychosocial assessment is a detailed assessment, it is used to assess the individuals’ mental, physical and emotional health.   In addition, it takes into account of the individual’s perception of self and his ability to function in a community.
There are five aspects of the psychosocial assessment, which are an environment assessment, a cultural assessment, a family assessment, a sexuality assessment and an intrapersonal and interpersonal assessment (OUHK, 2013).   The following essay is going to illustrate the psychosocial assessment of an adult, Mr Haadiya Batu.   It will cover all aspects of the psychosocial assessment, except the intrapersonal and interpersonal assessment.
Client Identifying Data
Mr Haadiya Buta is an Indian man, married, aged 54.   His height is 1.71 metres and weight is 90 kilograms, so his BMI is 30.7.   He has lived with his family in Hong Kong for more than 25 years.   Since 2008 Haadiya has been diagnosed as having osteoarthritis with his right knee, and has periodic follow-up consultations in an Orthopaedic & Traumatological Department in a hospital.   Recently Haadiya’s knee condition has deteriorated; he has suffered severe knee pain, which has substantially affected his daily life.   Therefore, an orthopaedic surgeon has suggested him having a total knee replacement for his right knee.   Before the operation, a health care provider needs to conduct the psychosocial assessment on him.
Source of Data
The information in this essay has been gained from the attached health risk appraisal, genogram, ecomap and attachment diagram of Haadiya’s family, cultural assessment, family APGAR and sexuality assessment.
Environment Assessment
The individual lives in an environment, he is influenced by both internal and external forces of it, e.g. inflammation, communicable diseases,...