American Medical Association Family History Tools

Website that provides a physician/health care provider with useful information about the utility of a family history in identifying disease risk and developing a personalized prevention program. Family history questionnaires to use when gathering a complete and accurate family medical history. Family history readings to assist providers in diagnosis of disease risk.


Type Other, Website
CME Available No
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Note Website and family history forms available for download.

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Nurse

  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
      • NA1-K1:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to health
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • NA1-K2:   Relationship of genetics and genomics to normal physiology and pathophysiology
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • NA1-K3:   Basic principles of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • NA1-K4:   Patterns of disease associated with single gene and multifactorial inheritance
        • NA1-1:   Collect a client's personal and three generation family health history to assess for genomic factors that impact the client's health.
        • NA1-2:   Identify potentially significant information from a family history.
        • NA1-3:   Identify clients who might benefit from referral to genetic specialists and/or information resources.
    • NA-2:   Demonstrate ability to elicit three-generation family health history information
      • NA2-K1:   Components of family history needed
        • NA2-1:   Demonstrate ability to elicit a complete three-generation family health history.
        • NA2-2:   Identify available family history tools to facilitate collection of family health history information.
    • NA-3:   Construct a pedigree from collected family history
      • NA3-K1:   Components of family history needed to identify disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition
        • NA2-1:   Demonstrate ability to elicit a complete three-generation family health history.
    • NA-4:   Collect histories that consider genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risks
      • NA4-K1:   Fundamentals of genetic and genomic focused health assessment
        • NA4-1:   Demonstrate ability to collect personal, medical and family history that includes genetic/genomic as well as environmental risks.
      • NA4-K2:   Basics of risk factors
        • NA4-1:   Demonstrate ability to collect personal, medical and family history that includes genetic/genomic as well as environmental risks.
    • NA-5:   Conducts assessments incorporating genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risk factors
      • NA5-K1:   Fundamentals of genetic and genomic focused health and physical assessment
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • NA5-K2:   Basics of risk factors
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
    • NA-6:   Analyze the history and physical assessment for genetic, environmental, and genomic influences
      • NA6-K1:   Pathophysiological, medical and nursing evaluation of common acute and chronic disease
        • NA6-1:   Identify genetic and genomic factors within collected history and physical assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks.
        • NA6-2:   Demonstrate ability to incorporate family history as part of the nursing assessment.
        • NA6-3:   Document family history information on three-generations on both maternal and paternal side, when available.
        • NA6-4:   Document key genetic and genomic assessment information.
        • NA6-5:   Identify components of assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks to establish a plan of care.
      • NA6-K2:   Indicators of disease susceptibility or a genetic condition
        • NA6-1:   Identify genetic and genomic factors within collected history and physical assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks.
        • NA6-2:   Demonstrate ability to incorporate family history as part of the nursing assessment.
        • NA6-3:   Document family history information on three-generations on both maternal and paternal side, when available.
        • NA6-4:   Document key genetic and genomic assessment information.
        • NA6-5:   Identify components of assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks to establish a plan of care.
      • NA6-K3:   Assessment and diagnosis of acute and chronic disease
        • NA6-1:   Identify genetic and genomic factors within collected history and physical assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks.
        • NA6-2:   Demonstrate ability to incorporate family history as part of the nursing assessment.
        • NA6-3:   Document family history information on three-generations on both maternal and paternal side, when available.
        • NA6-4:   Document key genetic and genomic assessment information.
        • NA6-5:   Identify components of assessment data that contribute to disease and/or health risks to establish a plan of care.
  • Identification
    • ID-1:   Identify clients who may benefit from genetic and genomic information and services
      • ID1-K1:   Components of family history needed to identify disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K2:   Inheritance patterns
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K3:   Indicators of disease susceptibility or a genetic condition
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K4:   Common health conditions with a genetic/genomic component
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K5:   Indicators of need for targeted treatment selection
        • ID1-1:   Identify factors in a family and health history that contribute to: disease susceptibility; disease characteristics, treatment, prognosis; or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
    • ID-2:   Identify credible, accurate, appropriate, and current genetic and genomic information
      • ID2-K1:   Resources for health care professionals and lay public
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
      • ID2-K2:   Resources for referral within one's community
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
      • ID2-K3:   Roles of genetic/genomic health care professionals
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
      • ID2-K4:   Interprofessional resources
        • ID2-2:   Discuss the ways in which nurses can meet the educational, psychosocial and resource needs of clients and families affected by a genetic or genomic condition.
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-1:   Provide clients with interpretation of genetic and genomic information
      • PECS1-K1:   Components of family history
        • PECS1-2:   Use family history information to inform health education.
      • PECS1-K2:   Inheritance Patterns
        • PECS1-2:   Use family history information to inform health education.
      • PECS1-K3:   Role of environmental and psychosocial factors
        • PECS1-2:   Use family history information to inform health education.
      • PECS1-K4:   Informed consent procedures and essential elements
        • PECS1-2:   Use family history information to inform health education.
    • PECS-3a:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices that consider genetic and genomic influences
      • PECS3-K1:   Role of environmental and psychosocial factors
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • PECS3-K2:   Fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
      • PECS3-K3:   Ongoing research contributing to improved understanding of the genetic/genomic influences on health
        • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.
    • PECS-3b:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices incorporating knowledge of genetic and/or genomic risk factors
      • NA1-7:   Incorporate genetic and genomic health assessment data into routinely collected biopsychosocial and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in client, using culturally sensitive approaches.