genogram


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genogram

 [je´no-gram]
a family assessment tool consisting of a family tree diagram depicting family dispersals, losses, roles, and organizational patterns over three or more generations.
A family genogram of disease patterns. (A&W = alive and well) From Betz et al., 1994.

genogram

(jĕn′ō-grăm′, jē′nō-)
n.
A genealogical diagram that indicates the medical histories of the members of a given individual's family, usually over several generations.

genogram

[jē′nōgram]
a diagram that depicts family relationships over at least three generations. It is useful as a tool for studying the process of a family system or hereditary disease over time.

genogram

Genetics
A chart intended to display in graphic form the complex psychological interactions that occur in a multigenerational family; genograms use some of the geneologic symbols used in creating pedigrees of patients with genetic diseases, and adds those that are germane to the cohort being studied.

Genogram

A family tree diagram that represents the names, birth order, sex, and relationships of the members of a family. Therapists use genograms to detect recurrent patterns in the family history and to help the members understand their problem(s).
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One student's comments revealed and reflected upon her own experiential learning in the genogram exercise, as she noticed that she did not know her mother's side of the family as she did her father's through the process of drawing her genogram.
Construction of a spiritual genogram with multiple parents, a common situation among Native clients, becomes convoluted very quickly.
1) defined a genogram as "a format for drawing a family tree that records information about family members and their relationships over at least three generations.
Rapport building began as the group collaboratively put together a picture of the family genogram.
For the parolees, the first interview schedule consisted of 129 quantitative and qualitative questions and a genogram, while the second and third interview schedules had 79 questions.
One student brought in his family's genogram and shared with the class how his great-grandparents emigrated from another country after being held prisoner during the World War because of their beliefs.
11:30: USE OF THE GENOGRAM IN THE PRACTICE OF FAMILY MEDICINE, Sylvia Shellenberger, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA 31207.
Similar to the traditional genogram, which gathers information on the basic structure of the family, the demographics, the functioning level, and the relationship among members of the family of origin, the cultural genogram takes this process a step further by including the extended and unrelated family members (e.
But think about some young person in a shrink's office 100 years from now who does a genogram and says, 'We were a dysfunctional family tree until Uncle John or Aunt Sally started a new theme of whole people doing the best they can.
Widely used by both family therapists and family physicians, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system.
Her research included interviews with relatives who shared their health problems and memories of past relatives and helped build a genogram, a medical term for a family tree with emphasis on what people died of and at what age.