This assessment requires you to complete a Genetic/Genomic Nursing Assessment using the information found in your text on page 224, Box 8-7. You DO NOT need to create a family tree. Rather, write out your assignment in APA format and address the items from the Nursing Assessment box 8-7.
Your paper should include the following information:
Identify three generations of one family (male/female, age, role in the family such as son/daughter, father, mother, grandmother, grandfather). You may use grandparents, parents, and children. Be sure to find a family with children.
Brief health history of each family member (for example what health problems has each member encountered in his/her lifetime). Focus on any/all genetic diseases that may be present or those for which family members may be at risk.
Complete a reproduction history for relevant above identified family members
Describe the ethnic backgrounds of family member
Identify any growth and development variations of each member
State to what extent each family member understands the causes of their health problems
Relate what questions family members may have about potential genetic risks
Describe what nursing intervention strategies the family health nurse should relate to your selected family based on the obtained assessment
References Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information) Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.
Style Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 6th edition formatting, citations and references. Click here to download the Microsoft Word APA 6th edition template. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 6th edition book as well before submitting the assignment. Number of Pages/Words Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.
CriteriaLevels of AchievementAccomplishedNeeds ImprovementNot AcceptableIntroduction7 to 7 Points Clearly states the purpose of the paper. Provides a comprehensive overview of topic or questions. Engages the reader. Organized and has easy follow.2 to 6 Points Overview is provided, but key points/ideas are missing. Purpose statement is not clear. Does not engage the reader. Somewhat disorganized but still comprehensible0 to 1 Points Does not provide an overview of the paper or is absent. No purpose statement.BodyFamily Members and Health History5 to 5 Points Describes each family member for three generations. Identifies health problems for each family member focusing on genetic traits.2 to 4 Points Only includes two generations of family members. Identifies health problems and focuses on genetic traits.0 to 1 Points Lists family members. Omits ages and gender. Does not provide health history for each member.Family Members’ Ethnic Background, Reproductive History, Growth and Development Variations5 to 5 Points Describes family’s ethnic background. Identifies reproductive history of family members. Describes any family variations in growth and development. If none are present, states such.2 to 4 Points Ethnic background and reproductive history is described. Does explain if there are any variations in growth and development of family members and what they are.0 to 1 Points Does not include ethnic background, reproductive history, or growth and development variations for family membersFamily Understanding of Genetic Health Risks5 to 5 Points Thoroughly assesses to what extent the family understands their risk for genetic problems2 to 4 Points States family understands genetic health risks. Does not identify to what extent.0 to 1 Points Omits family’s genetic health risk understandingIdentification of Genetic Health Risk problems and Nursing Intervention Strategies for Genetic Risk Reduction5 to 5 Points Includes questions family members have about genetic health risks. Provides 2-3 nursing intervention strategies families can use to reduce genetic health risks. Detailed implications on nursing care.2 to 4 Points Includes questions family members have about genetic health risks. Provides less than two nursing intervention strategies for genetic health risk reduction.0 to 1 Points Does not identify genetic health related questions. Does not include nursing strategies.
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