Nursing requires the knowledge and skills to engage in health assessment and health risk analysis. Health assessment, in the community in particular, includes an assessment of the health of the family.
Students will complete a health genogram on a patient, family member or peer. Students will demonstrate the process of identifying and sketching the family structure, incorporating the health history and family relationships. Genograms include pertinent information such as ages, chronic illnesses, country of origin, year of immigration to the U.S. Nursing homework help
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The student will analyze data for significant patterns of risk for health alterations. The genogram should display interrelationships and health status of the family members.
Finally, the student will identify a family goal to ameliorate one family health risk. More information about the development of genograms will be provided in class and/or the course shell.
|Clear identification of the “patient” being assessed||1|
|Genogram-family structure adheres to standard design (use correct symbols)||2|
|Includes a minimum of 3 generations of the family||3|
|Shows clear relationship between family members
|Health history information of each family member incorporated correctly or identified as unknown||3|
|Familial trends and a list of most common health risks are listed||5|
| One primary health promotion goal for the family – goal is related to prominent health risk; appropriately worded; achievable and realistic
|Spelling, organization, clarity of content