Family Genetic History Discussion

Family Genetic History Discussion

Family Genetic History Discussion

Question Description
Directions
Refer to the examples in Chapter 4 of your textbook that discuss development of a genogram.
Download the NR305_Family_Genetic_History_Form from Doc Sharing. You will document the adult participant’s family genetic history using this MS Word document.
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.
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.
Submit the completed form to the Family Genetic Historybasket 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.
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 withMS Word, therefore you are not expected to use symbols, lines, or other drawing elements. Instead, describe the relationships among the various people in theadult 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.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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