Genograms. Practical tools for family physicians

Can Fam Physician. 1994 Feb:40:282-7.


A genogram can help a physician integrate a patient's family information into the medical problem-solving process for better patient care. A genogram allows a physician to obtain medical and psychosocial information from a patient easily and, as a result, to have a better understanding of the context of the presenting symptoms.

MeSH terms

  • Conflict, Psychological
  • Family / psychology*
  • Family Practice / methods*
  • Humans
  • Medical History Taking*
  • Medical Records, Problem-Oriented*
  • Models, Psychological*
  • Social Support
  • Systems Theory