1: Family Genetic History (35 points):
2. Evaluation of family genetic history (25 points)
The provided family genetic history has created an ultimate point of reference on my feature health. A proper diagnosis of my family heath profile will enable me, my siblings and the extended family to make positive decisions towards economic growth and human development. It is true that the health of my lineage has had several challenges of different dimensions with each generation posing closely related characteristics. For instance, my paternal grandfather and one of my father’s siblings died of brain tumor. My father died from liver cirrhosis just like my paternal grandmother and my first born is an alcohol addict. My mother died out of depression and schizophrenia just like maternal grandfather and lastly there has been a great challenge of arthritis in my lineage. Therefore it is important for all of us to evaluate my medical status and adopt proper healthcare for the family to reduce the chances of this challenges reoccurring in our lineage (Lillie et al, 2011).
3. Planning for future wellness (35 points)
As observed from my family history, there is a closely related gene of brain tumor, arthritis disease, and drug and substance abuse. This analysis and well planning will allow me to achieve a capacity to function properly at all vectors. To achieve the future wellness the following will be my resolution;
- The first major task is to share what I have learned with the extended family members to help them observe the implication of our lineage health history on our future health. To the future generation, I declare to keep this relevant information for them and provide a thorough explanation on the predisposing factors to this condition to avoid reoccurrence (Lillie et al, 2011).
- Since most of this genetics disorders occur at an earlier stage, it may be crucial for me to see a genetic counselor for diagnosing any possibility of the occurrence of the disease to any member of our lineage and the future generation (McDaniel, 2005).
Lillie, A. K., Clifford, C., & Metcalfe, A. (2011). Caring for families with a family history of cancer: Why concerns about genetic predisposition are missing from the palliative agenda. Palliative Medicine, 25(2), 117-24. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216310383738
McDaniel, S. H. (2005). The psychotherapy of genetics. Family Process, 44(1), 25-44. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/218888343?accountid=1611