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Please only original work will be put in turnitin. NO PLAGIARISM.

Please use the form to fill out the required information and Be sure to read all the criteria for full credit

Family Genetic History Guidelines

Updated 7/2018


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.

Due Date

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.



Refer to the examples in Chapter 4 of your textbook that discuss development of a genogram. https://lms.courselearn.net/lms/CourseExport/files/bc33e3e5-a473-47e1-b4e5-8e710be36e74/NR305_Textbook.jpg

Jarvis, C. (2016). Physical examination & health assessment (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier

1. Download the required  NR305_Family_Genetic_History_Form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. . You will document the adult participant’s family genetic history using this MS Word document.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Submit the completed form to the Family Genetic History form by friday, 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.



Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFamily Genetic History

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. *Please note any areas left blank will be considered missing information and will result in loss of points*

60.0 pts

All required criteria on form included; no errors

53.0 pts

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

48.0 pts

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

23.0 pts

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

0.0 pts

No history; no relationships described or no health information provided


60.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluation of Family Genetic History

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?

30.0 pts

Evaluation complete; thoroughly covers all required elements

26.0 pts

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

24.0 pts

Evaluation addresses the most apparent health risks within the history.

11.0 pts

Evaluation address some risks, but not the most apparent ones

0.0 pts

Evaluation is missing


30.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePlanning for Future Wellness



45.0 pts

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

40.0 pts

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

36.0 pts

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

17.0 pts

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

0.0 pts

Plan for wellness is missing


45.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly Writing

Use proper grammar, spelling, and medical language.

15.0 pts

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

13.0 pts

One or two errors of any type

12.0 pts

Three or four errors of any type

6.0 pts

More than four errors, but the content can be understood

0.0 pts

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


15.0 pts
Total Points: 150.0

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