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Develop a genogram that provides an effective tool for gathering family data

The purpose of this assignment is for students to:

-develop a genogram that provides an effective tool for gathering family data,

-provide a visual portrayal of a patient’s family health history as the history pertains to the physical exam,

-provide healthcare providers with a clearer picture of a patient’s non-modifiable risk factors, and

-discuss their understanding of the patient’s genomic profile and the relationship to current health concerns.


A genogram is a visual and written representation of a history and physical. This genogram will be based on information obtained from the Shadow Health patient named Tina. As you are completing the Shadow Health: Health History assignment (see below), you will be able to ask Tina questions in order to gather information for the genogram. Consult Chapter 5, the Family History section and Figure 5-3, in the text for an example.


Develop a three-generation family medical tree for the Shadow Health patient Tina.

-The three generations must include the patient, parents, and grandparents in order to receive full credit.

-Identify family members, ages, relationships, and significant health history with identification of risk factors.

-Identify deceased, divorced, or estranged family members and ages and causes of death of family members.

-Using the drawing tools in MS Word™, Excel™, or PowerPoint™, and standardized symbols and terminology, create a diagram of a family medical health tree.

-Include a written narrative with your diagram describing the family’s health history and the risk factors you identified.

-Follow APA guidelines for the narrative portion of the assignment and reference citations.

-Submit your completed assignment using the submission link.