Discussion 2 Week 2
o support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates.
The health history is a very important part of a health care puzzle. Understanding the family history provides information about diseases that are familial. As you know, genograms are important in determining how diseases affect families, and are pictorial representations of family relationships and medical histories. As mentioned earlier, they are often used to depict common diseases within a family. A genogram allows the user to visualize hereditary patterns and can be useful in identifying repetitive patterns of behavior and to recognize hereditary tendencies.
For this assignment, select a patient from your clinical experience whom you are completing a subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) note on and complete a genogram based on his or her family history. If you have not started clinical practice, then select a non-family member and complete a family history on him or her to complete a genogram. Write up the family history and create and save a family genogram in the same document.