Written Assignment Unit 1 Psychology 1111 Deborah Nolan Our assignment this week is to discuss the case of a single mother with health issues and how numerous factors may contribute to her lack of good health. This paper will discuss those factors and hopefully give some insight into possibilities for a better life for this mother. From the assignment: She is a 30-year-old woman with 2 children, does not smoke, works long hours on her job, and mostly eats processed food with her children. She has what appears to be chronic fatigue syndrome and occasional chest pain, and now has been diagnosed with hypertension. We can start by examining some of the factors that cause this young mother an inordinate amount of stress, and then we can look at
The Case of Fatima Jenifer Ranalletti University of the People PSYC 1111 Facilitator- L. Mabey February 4th, 2018 Abstract Health psychology is an important part of the comprehensive treatment of patients. It is essential to determining the best care for patients suffering from both simple illnesses or complex diseases. Fatima is a 30 year old women that was recently diagnosed with hypertension. Using the biomedical model we would have viewed Fatima as a victim to her illness. The biopsychosocial model allows us to see Fatima as a contributor to her condition and determine non biological factors that may have caused her illness.
She has never worked in one job for more than a few years and has spent much of her adult life as a student”. 6. Feelings of hopelessness: It is described that Ellen began Psychotherapy after it became clear to her that her boyfriend of 4 years had no plans on marrying her and her depression significantly increased. The specifiers of Atypical Features, Severe and Early onset were all included as Ellen describes the atypical features of mood reactivity, hypersomnia, leaden paralysis and a long standing pattern of interpersonal rejection sensitivity. The ever specifier has been determined based on the fact that she meets all of the criteria in category B.
Imagine that you have to wake up early, when the sky is still dark and the whole village is still silent. After cooking for your whole family, you need to walk for 4 hours to get to school on time, with no drinkable water or food. After all of that, you finally arrive home and your parents tell you that you are no longer going to school because they can no longer afford to pay your tuition. Although you are exhausted, you are devastated because you know that education can help you succeed and have a better life. While we are in this classroom, both safe and comfortable, there are still sixty-five million girls worldwide, working in the freezing weather or begging in the streets to make a living.
There are three major sociological prespectives on healthcare, one which cover the micro level of anaylsis and two cover the macro level of analysis. 1. The functionalist perspective (Macro level) The functionalist perspective focuses more with how healthcare and health within society functions and will provide you with an appreciation of how big your impact is on society with your role as a healthcare professional. Good wellbeing and medical care are Important for a functional coordination of a society. If a member got sick, this would cause an imbalance and a disruption in the functioning of the society as a whole.
The contribution of motivational interviewing to nursing practice will also be discussed. Resist the Righting Reflex I believe that in many cases, health care workers possess a powerful desire to ‘fix’ people. This particular tactic can have a paradoxical effect and can prove to be problematic as it generally increases patient resistance and decreases the possibility of change (Rollnick et al., 2008). The manner in which I engaged with the patient in the clinical skills lab significantly influenced their personal motivation for change. In this case, the patient developed an alcohol dependency following the death of her child.
The three levels of preventive care are primary, secondary, and tertiary. Risk factors threaten health, influence health practices, and are important considerations in illness prevention activities. Improvement in health may involve a change in health behaviours. Illness behaviour like health practices is influenced by many variables and must be considered by the nurse when planning care. Illness can have many effects on the client and family, including changes in behaviour and emotions, family roles and dynamics, body image, and self-concept.
Today, my perspectives of health are completely different. I believe that health is a state of well-being, physically, mentally and socially. It can be good or bad depending on what your current state of being is and this is what makes health forever changing. I believe that family experience, gender, culture and race have really shaped my perspectives towards health and my awareness
Fatima is 69 years old Jordanian woman, a widow since she was 35 years old, lived in Kuwait until she is 50 years, then she came to live in Jordan. Fatima has 2 daughters living in Amman and 4 sons living in Saudi Arabia. She lives in Amman in an apartment alone. Fatima has type2 diabetes, uncontrolled by oral medication. Fatima is not committed to medical advice regarding her prescribed diet, exercise, and medication regimen.
Title Name Academic Institution Author Note Class Professor Date Cultural needs and Social/Occupational Justice in the Community Abstract An immigrant Somalia woman with bipolar disorder leads an impoverished life with her three children in an estranged living environment. This case study report aims to illustrate how occupational therapy emphasizes cultural needs and addresses strategies to cope with occupational injustice through health literacy and intervention model, enabling the client to perceive her problems and take steps to transform. Introduction Client Profile Karly is a 30-year old woman recently emigrated from Somalia. She is able to speak and read a minimal amount of English. She works three part-time, minimum wage jobs to maintain her family.