American Medical Association - Physician Resources: Genetics and Molecular Health - Family Medical History

The family history tools found at this website have been developed by the American Medical Association staff and their collaborators to help physicians/health care providers to gather family health history from patients. Resources include a prenatal genetic screening questionnaire, a pediatric clinical genetics questionnaire, an adult family history form, and a family medical history in disease prevention pamphlet. The Family Medical History in Disease Prevention pamphlet provides information on how to take a pedigree.


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Genomic Competencies

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

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 3:   Construct relevant, targeted and comprehensive personal and family histories and pedigrees.
      • 3a:   Demonstrate proficiency in the use of pedigree symbols, standard notation, and nomenclature.
      • 3b:   Utilize interviewing skills to elicit a family history and pursue a relevant path of inquiry.
      • 3c:   Use active listening skills to formulate structured questions for the individual case depending on the reason for taking the family history and/or potential diagnoses.
      • 3d:   Elicit and assess pertinent information relating to medical, developmental, pregnancy and psychosocial histories.
      • 3e:   Extract pertinent information from available medical records.
  • Education
    • 14:   Effectively educate clients about a wide range of genetics and genomics information based on their needs, their characteristics and the circumstances of the encounter.
      • 14a:   Identify factors that affect the learning process such as intellectual ability, emotional state, socioeconomic factors, physical abilities, religious and cultural beliefs, motivation, language and educational background.
      • 14b:   Recognize and apply risk communication principles and theory to maximize client understanding.
      • 14c:   Communicate relevant genetic and genomic information to help clients understand and adapt to conditions or the risk of conditions and to engage in informed decision-making.
      • 14d:   Utilize a range of tools to enhance the learning encounter such as handouts, visual aids, and other educational technologies.
      • 14e:   Communicate both orally and in writing using a style and method that is clear and unambiguous.
      • 14f:   Present balanced descriptions of lived experiences of people with various conditions.
      • 14g:   Explain and address client concerns regarding genetic privacy and related protections.
      • 14h:   Employ strategies for successful communication when working with interpreters.