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GenoPro : A practical solution for health professionals


GenoPro offers a solution for gathering medical and psychosocial information from your patients in an accessible format. As a result of using GenoPro, you will have a better understanding of the context of the symptoms your patients present during their medical visits.  

GenoPro allows you to create medical genograms that go beyond the simple medical pedigree. Standard symbols and codes have been developed so that genograms can be read and interpreted systematically like an electrocardiogram. You may also develop your own symbols as seen in the legend below. GenoPro also allows you generate detailed reports with a simple click of the mouse. The medical genogram is central to the health history of each patient and their family and can serve many purposes in patient care.  

Genetics

GenoPro allows you to understand the genetic disposition of individuals for certain diseases. The genogram graphically portrays inherited risk for specific health problems and suggests strategies for screening, diagnosis, and management. For example, a 30-year-old woman with a breast mass and a family history of premenopausal breast cancer requires early mammography and extra patient education and reassurance. Displaying family illness patterns can also pave the way for patient education about lifestyle modification. Highlighting a family tendency to develop diabetes and hypertension may encourage the patient to exercise regularly and lose weight.

Genogram symbols examples  
Genogram symbols examples

Family

Genograms also provide a visual display of the family and the complexities of family relationships. They provide a quick visual reference of various categories of family information that has been shown to play a role in illness: family structure, pattern repetition in families, family relationship patterns, and family balance and imbalance. For example, a genogram may demonstrate that a 21-year-old male patient who suffers from severe anxiety attacks was abandoned by his mother at the age of six, underlining key issues to discuss in patient counseling. Displaying family relationships communicates strongly to the patient that you believe family factors influence health, that you understand that illness affects the family, and that you are open to discussions on family matters. Your patients may feel free to bring up concerns about sensitive issues such as domestic violence more quickly than they would have otherwise done so.  

A practical solution

Genograms can be done during the initial visit with almost every new patient. Doing a genogram puts patients at ease by elevating them from the subordinate patient role into a more comfortable role of expert (on their own families). Once a genogram is entered in the medical record, it can continue to serve as a "family scorecard" for subsequent visits. The physician who scans a patient's genogram before entering the examining room can quickly review the basic family situation. For example, a single parent household's problems will be quite different from those of a blended family with stepchildren. By using GenoPro, you will be able to quickly evaluate what needs can be satisfied by family resources, and what medical and social resources will need to be provided.

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