Case Study: Construct a Genogram
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Instructions for completing NUR210 Case Study #1:
Read the case study and construct a genogram that accurately reflects the information in the case study. You may work in pairs, but EACH student will need to submit a completed genogram at the end of lab as well as the completed discussion questions.Case Study: Construct a Genogram
Please use the Therapeutic Communication tool to complete the discussion questions. This is the tool you used at the beginning of the semester when you completed the Health History.
NUR 210 Health Assessment: Denzel Kinsale
Denzel, age 12, has been experiencing shortness of breath playing soccer. He is being seen today for evaluation of his symptoms. As part of a complete health history, the following was revealed.
His father, Larry Kinsale, age 43, is lactose intolerant, has smoked 2 packs a day for 20 years, and is hypertensive.
His mother, Janelle Kinsale, age 41, is obese with a body mass index of 35.
His sister, Lorel Kinsale, age 16 has no prior medical problems.
His brother, Greg Kinsale, age 13, is struggling with issues surrounding his sexual orientation.
The maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rose Franklin, age 81, has diabetes and the maternal grandfather, Mr. Leo Franklin, age 83, is forgetful.
The paternal grandmother, Mrs. Luanne Kinsale, age 71, is in good health.
The paternal grandfather, Mr. Carl Kinsale, age 70, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.
The paternal uncle, David Kinsale, age 38, has a long history of alcohol and drug abuse.
The paternal uncle, Robert Kinsale, age 40, is in good health.
The best way to compile the client’s family history is to have them complete a pedigree or genogram. A genogram is a graphic family tree that uses symbols to depict the gender, relationships, and age of immediate blood relatives in at least three generations, for example, parents, grandparents, and siblings.Case Study: Construct a Genogram
Complete a genogram on the family. Each relative’s medical and psychiatric condition should be recorded as well as other significant health data, such as age, cause of death, psychosocial history and tobacco, alcohol and drug use. Specify the relationship to the client.
Discussion: Work together in pairs.
You are performing a health assessment on Denzel. What would your approach be to learn more about his shortness of breath? Identify at least 3 strategies that would provide additional information regarding Denzel’s condition.
Identify at least 3 specific person-centered communication techniques that would foster disclosure. Include verbal and nonverbal behaviors. (Use the person-centered communication that was used when completing the Health History in Lab 1).
Identify at least 3 specific techniques that would interfere with disclosure.
Case Study: Construct a Genogram
Case Study: Construct a Genogram
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.Case Study: Construct a Genogram
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.Case Study: Construct a Genogram
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. Case Study: Construct a Genogram