How do you perform – 4

How do you perform – 4


How will you start the conversation?

You are the visiting school nurse at Hastings Secondary School. You are seeing Richard Gibson, a grade 9 student who is obese. He does not participate in any physical activities at school or at home and consumes fast food and sugary beverages a lot. He feels sleepy while attending classes


Have his body mass index measured.



Possibility 1 – Known case

Hello, Richard Gibson. Good morning. My name is Mihiraa, and I’m your school nurse. Today, I’m here to check on your health and well-being.

Well, before we begin, could you please tell me a little bit about yourself? For example, your age, any medical conditions you have, or any allergies I should be aware of?

Also, I want to make sure I address any concerns you might have. So, is there anything specific that’s been bothering you or any health-related issues you’d like to discuss?

Remember, as your school nurse, my primary concern is your health and comfort. You can feel free to share any information with me, and I’m here to listen and support you. Let’s take this time to ensure you’re in good health and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Possibility 2 – Unknown case

Hello, good afternoon! I’m Mihira, your school nurse. Please make yourself comfortable. How are you feeling today? (Wait for the student’s response.)

Before we proceed, may I know your name and age for my records?

Thank you, [student’s name], for sharing that with me.

Today, I will be conducting a routine height and weight check for you. Is that alright with you? (Wait for the student’s response.)

Excellent! Let’s start by measuring your height. Please stand straight against the wall, and I’ll take the measurement. (Measure the height.)

Next, we’ll check your weight. Please step on the scale, and we’ll record your weight. (Record the weight.)

Thank you for your cooperation, [student’s name]. Both your height and weight measurements are now recorded.

If there’s anything else you’d like to discuss or if you have any health-related questions, feel free to share them with me. As your school nurse, I’m here to support your well-being and provide any assistance you may need. Have a fantastic day!


Possibility 3 – Semi-known case


Hello, good afternoon! I’m Mihira, your school nurse. How are you feeling today? (Wait for the student’s response.)

For confirmation, may I please have your name? Thank you, Richard.

Well, Richard. I received a report from your teacher about your visit today. I’m here as the school nurse to conduct a general health check-up for you. First, we’ll measure your height, and then we’ll check your weight. Is that okay with you? (Pause and wait for the student’s response.)

Thank you, Richard. Your height and weight measurements are now recorded. Is there anything specific you’d like to discuss or any health concerns you’d like to share?

Remember, as your school nurse, I’m here to support your well-being and answer any health-related questions you may have. If there’s anything you want to talk about in the future, feel free to reach out to me. Have a wonderful day!

Speaking Tips


1. “Do not use ‘Master’ before the name in speaking.” In modern English, the use of “Master” as a title before a name is uncommon and considered outdated. Instead, it is more appropriate to use “Mr.” or simply the person’s first name.

2. “Do not use the second name in speaking. Using the first name is correct, and maintain it.” In casual or friendly conversations, using a person’s first name is more common and maintains a friendly tone. Using the last name alone can sound too formal or distant, depending on the context.

3. “Instead of asking ‘Are you (name)?’, ask them to confirm their name.” Rather than assuming someone’s name, it’s more polite to ask them to confirm it themselves. For example, saying, “Can you please tell me your name?” or “May I know your name, please?” is a respectful way to inquire about their name.

4. “Do not enter the task directly. Build a rapport first.” When engaging with someone, especially in a professional or unfamiliar setting, it’s essential to build a rapport and establish a friendly connection before diving into the task or subject at hand. Building rapport helps create a comfortable environment for both parties and fosters better communication.


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