NR305 week 2 and 4 – Jan 2019

NR305 RN Health Assessment

Week 2 Family Genetic History

Family Genetic History Guidelines

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. NOTE: failing to complete this assignment using an adult participant other than yourself will result in a 20% penalty deduction being applied.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO3)

CO5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation.(PO6)

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.

Due Date

The Family Genetic History Assignment is to be submitted at the end of Week 2.

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 the client fails to disclose answers to several items, you will need to find another client who is willing to share.

Directions

Refer to the examples in Chapter 4 of your textbook that discuss development of a genogram.

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.

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.

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. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on the envelope at the top of the page.

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 History form 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.

Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.

By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.

NR305 RN Health Assessment

Week 4 Health History

Health History Guidelines

Purpose

The student will obtain a health history on a willing, nonrelated, adult participant in order to generate written documentation that is clear and accurate. Note: Failing to complete this assignment using an adult participant other than yourself will result in a 20% penalty deduction being applied.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO #3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO3)

CO #4: Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO2)

CO #5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO6)

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.

Due Date

The Health History assignment is to be submitted by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4. Post questions to the Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance.

Disclaimer

The focus of this assignment is on communicating details within the written client record. When taking a health 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 interviewee 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.

Directions

Find an adult who is not related to you who is willing to let you take a health history.

Download the required NR305 Health History (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You will type your answers directly into this Word document. Your paper does not need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to be clear in your communication by using correct medical terminology, grammar, and spelling.

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. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on the envelope at the top of the page.

Review the examples in Chapter 4 of your textbook to gain insight into how to document the health history. Remember this is a health history, not a physical examination. Avoid words like frequently, improved, increased, decreased, good, poor, normal, or WNL (within normal limits) as they may have different meanings for different people. Instead, document the specific data that led you to these conclusions, for example, 3x/day instead of frequently, or consuming four servings of vegetables/day instead of increased vegetable servings.

Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name to the file name, for example, NR305_Health History_Form_Smith. You must save as a .docx file, but do not save as a “Word Pad” document.

Submit the completed form by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4.

Please post questions in the Q & A Forum so the entire class may view the answers.