NR305_W2_Family_Genetic_History

NR305_W2_Family_Genetic_History

Family Genetic History Form

For Use September 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.

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Your Name: Date: 

Your Instructor’s Name: 

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.

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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.,  ”. 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.

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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.

Family MemberDescription
Paternal grandfatherFirst and last initials:RL
Birthdate:1921
Death date:1981
Occupation:Retired as a coal miner
Education: 6th grade
Primary language: English
Health summary:He was diagnosed with chronic lung disease, diabetes, and hypertension. He died from a heart attack.
Paternal grandmotherFirst and last initials:ML
Birthdate:1932
Death date:1998
Occupation:House wife
Education: Does not want to disclose
Primary language: English
Health summary:Diagnosed with chronic lung disease from smoking cigarettes. Died from heart failure.

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This example points to common problems among this generation on both sides of the family. Consider the implications this would have for the adult participant’s health if these were that person’s family members.

Complete the family genetic history form below. Indicate if any information is N/A (not applicable) or unknown. Indicate any information the person did not want to disclose by noting “Does not want to disclose.” 

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

Family MemberDescription
Paternal grandfatherFirst and last initials:DB
Birthdate:July 20, 1941
Death date:Still living
Occupation:Transit- Retired
Education: 10th grade
Primary language: English
Health summary:HTN, Diabetes type 2, Gout, “heart problems”
Paternal grandmotherFirst and last initials:LB
Birthdate:January 11, 1945
Death date:Still living
Occupation:House wife/ cleaned houses
Education: 8th grade
Primary language: English
Health summary:HTN, sickle cell trait 
FatherFirst and last initials:DB jr
Birthdate:June 25th 1965
Death date:Still living
Occupation:Construction
Education: High school
Primary language: English
Health summary:HTN, Gout
Father’s siblings (write a brief summary of any significant health issues)Had one sister died around age 50, cause unknown
Maternal grandfatherFirst and last initials:unnkown
Birthdate:
Death date:
Occupation:
Education: 
Primary language: 
Health summary:
Maternal grandmotherFirst and last initials:dd
Birthdate:January 25, 1941
Death date:Living
Occupation:House wife
Education: “High school”
Primary language: English 
Health summary:HTN, sickle cell anemia, arthritis
MotherFirst and last initials:AM
Birthdate:November 14, 1959
Death date:Still living
Occupation:Administrative assistant 
Education: 1 year in college
Primary language: 
English
Health summary:HTN
Mother’s siblings (write a brief summary of any significant health issues)Half brother- no known health issues
Adult Participant First and last initials:MD
Birthdate:November 11,1970
Death date:Still living
Occupation:Teacher
Education: Bachelors degree
Primary language: English
Health summary:HTN
Adult participant’s siblings (write a brief summary of any significant health issues)none
Adult participant’s spouse/significant otherFirst and last initials:JD
Birthdate:June 25, 1976
Death date:Still living
Occupation:Teacher
Education: Masters degree
Primary language: Spanish, English
Health summary:No health issues
Adult participant’s children (write a summary for each child, up to four children)Child #1 first and last initials:Two children with no health issues that they know of.  The oldest child has asthma.  
Birthdate:April 21, 2001
Death date:Still alive
Occupation:College student
Education: Sophomore in college
Primary language: English and Spanish
Health summary:Asthma 
Child #2 first and last initials:AD 
Birthdate:December 19th, 2004
Death date:Still living
Occupation:Student
Education: 10th grade
Primary language: English and Spanish
Health summary:No health issues
Child #3 first and last initials:
Birthdate:
Death date:
Occupation:
Education: 
Primary language: 
Health summary:
Child #4 first and last initials:
Birthdate:
Death date:
Occupation:
Education: 
Primary language: 
Health summary:

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2. Evaluation of family genetic history (30 points)

Evaluate the impact of the family’s genetic history on your adult participant’s health. For example, if the adult participant’s mother and both sisters have diabetes, hypertension, or cancer, what might that mean for the adult participant’s future health?

Due to his family history of hypertension the participant was likely to inherent the disease as well.  This may be due to his southern background which has a high salty food intake.  He stated his family were predominately over weight as is he so that to puts him at greater risk for heart disease.  He believes that one of his aunts had cancer, but he is not sure what type of cancer is was.   He may maybe at a higher risk for cancer as well depending on the location of the caner.

3. Planning for future wellness (45 points)

Plan changes based on the evaluation of the adult participant’s family’s health history that will promote an optimal level of wellness both now and in the future. Include what information you would provide to the adult participant regarding the results of the family genetic history.

I advised him to develop a better dietary habit to help rid him of the HTN and the probability of him developing type II diabetes.  He does not smoke and claims to exercise on a regular basis by playing basketball and golf a few times a week.  But he does indicate that his diet can be better.  He sees his PCP yearly and takes his blood pressure medications as prescribed.  

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I stated that limiting salt and fat in his diet would put him on a better path to decreasing his chances of developing a few of his family health issues and he agreed.  Many of his family members smoked but he only knows of his maternal aunt to have cancer so he Is not to concerned about it. I explained that he should still speak with his PCP about the hx of cancer in his family and get a prostate examine.   He ensued me that he gets a thorough exam yearly and monitors his BP as hos wife makes him check it every time they go to the pharmacy. I explained to him that due to your family history that it is in his best interest to monitor his bp and swelling of the limbs for health issues,

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