NR 305 Week 3 Family Genetic History
Family Genetic History
Guidelines and Grading Rubric
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.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO #3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)
CO #5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO #6)
This assignment is worth a total of 100 points.
The Family Genetic History Assignment is to be submitted at the end of Week 3. There is a MS Word document form in Doc Sharing that you need to download, fill in, and submit to the Family Genetic History Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3. Post questions to the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance. See the Course Policies regarding late assignments. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time may result in a deduction of points.
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.”
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.
|Family Genetic History||35||35||Develop a family genetic history that includes the adult participant’s grandparents, parents, the adult participant, the adult participant’s spouse or significant other, and any children that the adult participant may have. You do NOT need to use symbols or other drawing elements, but instead describe each person mentioned and their relationships.|
|Evaluation of Family Genetic History||25||25||Evaluate the impact of the family’s history on the adult participant’s health. For example, if the mother and both her sisters have diabetes, hypertension or cancer, what might that mean for the future health of the adult participant?|
|Planning for Future Wellness||35||35||Plan changes based on the evaluation of the adult participant’s family genetic history that will promote an optimal level of wellness both now and in the future.|
|Scholarly writing||5||5||Use proper grammar, spelling, and medical language.|
|Total||100 pts||100%||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
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|Family Genetic History
|All required criteria included; no errors
|Three or four generations included in the history; information is provided about each person but lacks detail about relationships and/or health information
|Two generations included; no relationships described or no health information provided
|No history or fewer than two generations included; no relationships described or no health information provided
|Evaluation of Family Genetic History
|Evaluation complete; thoroughly covers all required elements
|Evaluation addresses only two of apparent health risks within the history
|Evaluation addresses only one of apparent health risks within the history
|Planning for Future Wellness
|Plan for wellness incorporates all areas of risk within the family genetic history, demonstrating critical thinking; answered all required questions
|Plan for wellness demonstrated basic understanding of the family genetic history; answered all but one of the required questions
|Plan for wellness demonstrated basic understanding of the family genetic history answered two of the required questions
|Plan for wellness does not demonstrate basic understanding of the family genetic history or is missing
|No grammar, spelling, or syntax errors. Writes in complete sentences.
|No more than two errors of any type
|Three or more errors of any type
|APA, grammar, spelling and/or punctuation contain multiple errors
|Total Points Possible = 100 points|