Family Genetic History Guidelines
This assignment is to help you gain insight regarding the influence of genetics on an individual’s health and risk for disease. You are to obtain a family genetic history on a willing, nonrelated, adult participant. NOTE: failing to complete this assignment using an adult participant other than yourself will result in a 20% penalty deduction being applied.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO3)
CO5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO6)
This assignment is worth a total of 150 points.
The Family Genetic History Assignment is to be submitted at the end of Week 2.
When taking a family genetic history on an actual client, it is essential that the information is accurate. Please inform the person you are interviewing that they do not need to disclose information that they wish to keep confidential. If the adult participant decides not to share information, please write, “Does not want to disclose.” If the client fails to disclose answers to several items, you will need to find another client who is willing to share.
You are required to use the assignment specific item(s) (article/systematic review/topic/form/templates) or you will earn a “0” for the assignment. In addition, assignments that do not follow the current guidelines or use the required item, as defined above, will be evaluated for evidence of an academic integrity violation.
After the due date, there will be no opportunity for revision or resubmission of assignments that have been uploaded to the submission area. This includes blank, incomplete, incorrect file, and/or incorrect file format documents. It is your responsibility to submit the correct completed assignment in the correct format to the correct submission area. Your last submission before the due date will be graded. You may not resubmit after the due date with a different file and incur a late deduction per the Late Assignment policy.
- Refer to the examples in Chapter 4 of your textbook that discuss development of a genogram.
- Download the required NR305_Family_Genetic_History_Form (Links to an external site.). You will document the adult participant’s family genetic history using this MS Word document.
- Complete the family genetic history using the information that the adult participant is willing to share with you. The focus of this course is on the normal healthy individual so your paper does not need to contain much medical/nursing detail. Refer to your textbook or the Internet to learn what impact the family’s health history may have on the adult participant’s personal state of wellness both now and in the future. This paper does not require APA formatting, but you are expected to write clearly and use proper grammar and spelling. Developing a pictorial genogram using symbols to identify certain relationships (e.g., divorced, sibling, deceased, etc.), may provide more insight, however, drawing may be difficult to accomplish with MS Word, therefore you are not expected to use symbols, lines, or other drawing elements. Instead, describe the relationships among the various people in the adult participant’s family’s genetic history. Remember, the goal is not to learn how to draw with Word, but to gather information about the family and recognize its significance to the adult participant and that person’s health.
- You are required to complete the form using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.). Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
- Save the completed form by clicking on Save as and add your last name to the file name, for example, NR305_Family_Genetic_History_Form_Smith.
- Submit the completed form to the Family Genetic History form by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2. Please post questions about this assignment to the weekly Q & A Forums so the entire class may view the answers.
Family Genetic History Form
For Use May 2018
NOTE: Please do NOT remove any of the text on this form. Do NOT use any other form but this one. Fill it in and submit in its entirety to aid in its grading. Also, you may NOT complete this assignment on yourself. If you do use yourself as a subject, you will receive a 20% penalty deduction in your final score.Thank you.
Your Name: Angel Joan Date:
Your Instructor’s Name: Professor Black
Purpose: This assignment is to help you gain insight regarding the influence of genetics on an individual’s health and risk for disease. You are to obtain a family genetic history on a willing, nonrelated, adult participant.
Disclaimer: When taking a family genetic history on an actual client, it is essential that the information is accurate. Please inform the person you are interviewing that they do NOT need to disclose information that they wish to keep confidential. If the adult participant decides not to share information, please write, “Does not want to disclose.” If you find that the client is unwilling to answer several questions, you will need to find another client who can provide more information.
Directions: Refer to the Family Genetic History guidelines and grading rubric found in Course Resources to complete the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.
Type your answers on this form. Click Save as and save the file with the assignment name and your last name, e.g., “NR305_Family_Genetic_History_Form_Smith”. When you are finished, submit the form to the Family Genetic History Dropbox by the deadline indicated in your guidelines. Post questions in the Q&A Forum or contact your instructor if you have questions about this assignment.
1: Family Genetic History (60 points):
Develop a family genetic history that includes, at a minimum, three generations of your chosen adult’s family, including grandparents, parents, and the adult’s generation. If the adult has any children, include them as the fourth generation. **PLEASE NOTE: This assignment is to reveal the potential impact of the family’s health on the adult participant. You do not need to identify anyone who is not biologically related to the adult except for a spouse or significant other.
You do not need to use symbols, but instead write brief descriptions for each person. Each description should include the following information: first name, birthdate, death date, occupation, education, primary language, and a health summary, including any medical diagnoses. An example is below.
First and last initials:
|Occupation:||Retired as a coal miner|
|Health summary:||He was diagnosed with chronic lung disease, diabetes, and hypertension. He died from a heart attack.|
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