- Written Assignment–This week you will complete a genetic/genomic nursing assessment using the information found in the text on page 224 Box 8-7 in the 6th edition OR page 198, Box 7-7 in the 5th edition. You will not create a family tree; instead, write out the assignment in APA format and address the items in box 8-7 or 7-7. The paper will cover each of the topics outlined in the assignment instructions and must include the following:
- Identify 3 generations of one family (male/female, age, role in the family such as son/daughter, father/mother, and grandmother/grandfather). In most cases there should be a total of 6 individuals covered in this assignment (mother and father, grandmother and grandfather, child(ren)). If both individuals of each generation are not covered, points will be deducted. In the event that there is only 1 child, that will be accepted
Suggested Headings – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Title of Paper (centered, bolded, first letter capitalization of each word)
Family Members and Health History (centered, bolded, first letter capitalization of each word)
Family Members Ethnic Background, Reproductive History, & Growth and Development (centered, bolded, first letter capitalization of each word)
Family Understanding of Genetic Health Risks (centered, bolded, first letter capitalization of each word)
Genetic Health Risk and Nursing Intervention Strategies (centered, bolded, first letter capitalization of each word)
Conclusion (if you choose to use this heading it would be centered, bolded) but it is preferred to simply state…In conclusion, at the beginning of the paragraph.
Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)
Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.
Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 7th edition formatting, citations and references. Click here to download a Microsoft Word APA template. Review this annotated student sample paper guide which draws attention to relevant content and formatting in 7th edition APA style. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 7th edition book as well before submitting the assignment. Refer to the ‘LEARNER SUPPORT’ tab for more information regarding APA 7th edition with comparisons to 6th edition.
Number of Pages/Words
Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.
- Must include 4 references, 2 must be from course materials and 2 from peer reviewed references. As we are aware in week 1 there is only 1 required/recommended reference, please use the Kaakinen text and 3 additional peer reviewed references to meet the guidelines of the assignment
- Reference must be no older than 5 years (2015-2021) unless course material.