NR 305 Health Assessment – Family Genetic History

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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. NOTE: failing to complete this assignment using an adult participant other than yourself will result in a 20% penalty deduction being applied.

Course Outcomes

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)

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 150 points.

Due Date

The Family Genetic History Assignment is to be submitted at the end of Week 2. There is a MS Word document form in Course Resources 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 2. 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.

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 the client fails to disclose answers to several items, you will need to find another client who is willing to share.

Directions

  1. Refer to the examples in Chapter 4 of your textbook that discuss development of a genogram.
  2. Download the NR305_Family_Genetic_History_Form from Course Resources. You will document the adult participant’s family genetic history using this MS Word document.
  3. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Submit the completed form to the Family Genetic History basket in the Dropbox 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.

Grading Criteria

Category Points % Description
Family Genetic History 60 40 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 30 20 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 45 30 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 15 10 Use proper grammar, spelling, and medical language.
Total 150 points 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria A (100%)

Exceptional

 

Outstanding or highest level of performance

B (88%)

Exceeds

 

Very good or high level of performance

C (80%)

Meets

 

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

NI (38%)

Needs Improvement

Poor or failing level of performance

F (0%)

Developing

 

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Family Genetic History

(60 points)

All required criteria included; no errors

60 points ☐

Three or four generations included in the history; information is provided about each person but lacks detail about relationships and/or health information

53 points ☐

Two generations included; no relationships described or no health information provided

48 points ☐

Only one generation included; no relationships described or no health information provided

23 points ☐

No history; no relationships described or no health information provided

0 points ☐

Evaluation of Family Genetic History

(30 points)

Evaluation complete; thoroughly covers all required elements

30 points ☐

Evaluation addresses most but not all apparent health risks within the history

26 points ☐

Evaluation addresses the most apparent risks health risks within the history

24points ☐

Evaluation address some risks, but not the most apparent ones

11 points ☐

Evaluation is missing

0 points ☐

Planning for Future Wellness

(45 points)

Plan for wellness incorporates all areas of risk within the family genetic history, demonstrating critical thinking; addressed all issues identified in the evaluation

45 points ☐

Plan for wellness demonstrates basic understanding of the family genetic history; addressed all but one of the issues identified in the evaluation

40 points ☐

Plan for wellness demonstrates basic understanding of the family genetic history; does not address two of the issues identified in the evaluation

36 points ☐

Plan for wellness exists but does not demonstrate a basic understanding of the family genetic history.

17 points ☐

Plan for wellness is missing.

0 points ☐

Scholarly Writing

(15 points)

No grammar, spelling, or syntax errors. Writes in complete sentences.

15 points ☐

One or two errors of any type

13 points ☐

Three or four errors of any type

12 points ☐

More than four errors, but the content can be understood

6 points ☐

Error are so great, and the writing so poor, that the content cannot be understood.

0 points ☐

Total Points Possible = 150 points  
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