DNP 810: Emerging Areas Of Human Health Assignment
Emerging Areas Of Human Health Assignment
A. Describe at least four factors that can be associated in a complex inheritance health issue.
B. Compare two genomic tests used for screening, diagnosis, and management of a disease. Describe whether outcome data exists related to the utility of these tests and what the data shows, if available.
C. Contrast two models used for multigenerational family health histories. Which do you prefer and why?
D. 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, whether as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with a practice, or a nurse executive overseeing nursing practice in an organization. Emerging Areas Of Human Health Assignment.
What are complex or multifactorial disorders?
Researchers are learning that nearly all conditions and diseases have a genetic component. Some disorders, such as sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis, are caused by mutations in a single gene. The causes of many other disorders, however, are much more complex. Common medical problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity do not have a single genetic cause—they are likely associated with the effects of multiple genes (polygenic) in combination with lifestyle and environmental factors. Conditions caused by many contributing factors are called complex or multifactorial disorders.
Although complex disorders often cluster in families, they do not have a clear-cut pattern of inheritance. This makes it difficult to determine a person’s risk of inheriting or passing on these disorders. Complex disorders are also difficult to study and treat because the specific factors that cause most of these disorders have not yet been identified. Researchers continue to look for major contributing genes for many common complex disorders.