At first it might seem as if Faye’s problem is more dire than the mother in “A Sorrowful Woman”, but it soon becomes clear that that is not the case. While Faye struggles with the fact that she cannot have children, the mother in the second piece already has a child but has become unable to handle and love him like she should. These are both problems that occur in people’s lives and are usually not spoken about openly, yet the author of “A Sorrowful Woman” really goes in depth about the mother’s deep seeded depression and want to withdraw from life while it seems like Faye’s problem is just as upsetting, yet seems to be glossed over and goes immediate to the solution to make the issue disappear, and fast forwards to their happy
It is one of the major cause of suffering and burden of disease among women of all age. It is rarely life threatening but the symptoms are embarrassing and challenges the quality of life (QOL). It is largely hidden and not acknowledged globally due to various reasons such as lack of awareness, embrassement, cultural issues and financial constraints. 11% of the old aged women is likelihood of undergoing an surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. 82% of the older women seeking medical treatment with pelvic organ prolapse were classified as grade 3, because they would have ignored the symptoms earlier and now the symptoms forced them to seek medical attention.
For some, despite the patient being bed-ridden, they are still suffering. “Terminally ill people can have their quality of life severely damaged by physical conditions such as incontinence, nausea and vomiting….” (BBC- ethics of euthanasia.., 2014). The family too, becomes distressed from witnessing the patient connected to tubes and being unable to help themselves. Physically, family members get so occupied in catering the needs and worrying about the patient that they forget to care for themselves; this creates a toll on their physical state. Emotions are also bound to rush.
Thus, this indicates how she is insecure about her own identity and pressured by beauty standards placed onto woman on a daily basis. Kiki on the other hand, is described to have “flopped forward” (Smith, 2006: 197) indicating her size, she therefore does not care about these beauty standards. Kiki states that these beauty standards “are in the air” (Smith, 2006: 197), they are unavoidable, woman are not safe anywhere. Also, that they “seep in with every draught” (Smith, 2006: 197), seep having a connotation with water and water being the cure for a draught. Kiki therefore has the point of view where she does not care to reflect these beauty standards in her identity.
The desire to have a son rather than a daughter often ends up leaving daughters in emotional turmoil due to her parents (often times) clear-cut bias. Which is demonstrated in a variety of ways “parents treat daughters differently than sons: they criticize and interrupt daughters more than sons; restrict their independence more; react more negatively to their emerging sexuality; and assign them more household chores.” (Atwood, Pg.23) The daughters, who tend to lose their voice more easily than their male siblings, can be left with a great deal of unwanted responsibility, little confidence, direction or
Moreover, Melinda’s behavioural issues stem from her depression and lack of desire to actively engage in her life. To emphasize, Heather see this abnormal behaviour when she says, "You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (105). Both Heather and Melinda’s mom complain about her depression and they do not try to help her overcome it. In reality, many teens and adults have depression.
In here speech, she discussed the inequalities in nursing education and called for the New England Hospital to admit more African American students. Conference members responded to this by selecting Mahoney to be chaplain of the association she was also extended a lifetime membership (pbs.org). She was concerned with the equality of women and supported the right for women to vote. When the Nineteenth Amendment in the year 1920, she was one of the first women to register to vote in Boston when she was 76 years old. Mahoney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1923 and died in 1926 (pbs.org).
Clinical Diagnosis Sally presents with preoccupation of how she perceives her skin to appear and focuses on improving the defects she sees by picking. Sally’s repetitive picking behaviors are made worse by stress at her job where she is required to be in front of many people who may see what she perceives as defects; this leads to missed days from work due to her wanting to hide her skin from others. Because of her high expectations for herself Sally is constantly worrying over her career, appearance, family, and future relationships causing her to be restless and have muscle tension. Sally is presenting with comorbid Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Sally meets the criteria for both of these diagnoses with most, if not all, the criteria for each diagnosis.
It is said that, “Labor pain is one of the most severe pains which has ever evaluated and its fear is one of the reasons women wouldn’t go for natural delivery”(US Nat’l Library of Medicine, 1). There would be no medicine available for the mother to assist her at the house. Some women can handle pain, but for others it can cause severe problems. If the mother can’t handle the pain during childbirth, it may cause fatigue and may put too much stress on the body. This could cause the mother to lose consciousness, which in turn means she would not be able to push the baby out.
Name: E.L. Occupation: Registered Nurse Source of History: Patient Reliability of Historian: Reliable Age: 59 Date of birth: 1/15/1955 Race: Filipino Religion: Christian Subjective Data: Chief complaint: E.L. is in her usual state of good health until 5 days ago when she felt pain and swelling of right leg. Patient states that the swelling is more prominent after her work with pain mostly in her right groin. History of Present Illness: 59 y/o Filipino female with Type II Diabetes diagnosed in 1998. She noticed slight swelling of her right lower extremity about one month ago after prolonged standing.