Genetic make-up revealed by family history influences risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer. Patterns of diseases may be a sign of an inherited form of disease that is passed on from generation to generation.

-Contrast two models used for multigenerational family health histories. Indicate Which one do you prefer and why?

-Briefly describe the purpose of the family health history. Discuss why the family health history is considered the “first genetic test.”

Describe the importance of a comprehensive health and physical assessment that includes information on environment, and genomic influences. Frame this answer through your current role as a nurse executive overseeing nursing practice in your organization.

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