family health nurse in genetic counseling

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This discussion asks you look at the
role of the family health nurse in a genetic counseling scenario.
Imagine that you are a family health nurse, and today in your office you
will be seeing a married couple who are both carriers for a genetic
disorder (for example, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, or Huntington’s
disease). This couple would like to have children, but since they are
both carriers for a genetic disorder, they are seeking your advice on
what they should do before they attempt to start a family.

Your initial post must be posted
before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of
two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal
experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post
interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it.
Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use
of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes
are allowed in the discussion board posts.

Post a thoughtful response to at
least two (2) other colleagues’ initial postings. Responses to
colleagues should be supportive and helpful (examples of an acceptable
comment are: “This is interesting – in my practice, we treated or
resolved (diagnosis or issue) with (x, y, z meds,
theory, management principle) and according to the literature…” and
add supportive reference. Avoid comments such as “I agree” or “good


Students will be able to look at the role of the family health nurse in a genetic counseling scenario.


  • Initial Post: Minimum of
    two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and
    one (1) from peer-reviewed references.
  • Response posts: Minimum of one (1) total reference: one (1) from peer-reviewed or course materials reference per response.

Words Limits

  • Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)
  • Response posts: Minimum 100 words excluding references.

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