The purpose of this paper is to submit a case study of a single parent facing health choices with limited resources and apply the Health Psychology four key frameworks. Fatima is the young mother who is making the choice to first feed her family and in the process is not addressing her own health symptoms that may put her at risk for serious consequences. In this paper we will look at options in her decision making that may improve both her health and her children’s and improve the family health future. The strategies will be developed from the text of Dr. Jane Ogden in The Psychology of Health and Illness and the Dr. Robert M Kaplan, “Health Psychology: Where Are We And Where Do We Go From Here?” and with the insightful work by Dr. Gabor Mate in When the Body Says NO: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection Fatima and Health Challenges of a Single Parent
Case Study Meet Fatima. Fatima is a 30-year-old single mother of 2 young children. She works 50-hour weeks to support and care for her family and has little time to relax on her own. Fatima does not smoke, in truth, she cannot afford to. All of her money goes to her children.
Written Assignment Unit 1 The case study of Fatima, who is a 30 year old single mother of 2 young children and works 50 hours a week in order to support and care for her family, demonstrates several psychological constructs including social norms, habits, delayed help seeking, quality of life and health outcomes. Although Fatima does not smoke, her choice of eating processed foods instead of fresh fruits and vegetables because of food costs, and avoiding seeing a doctor when she suffered from occasional chest pain and fatigue, have progressed to her diagnosis with hypertension at the hospital after she fainted one day. This paper will discuss health psychology and the biomedical model. It will also discuss the four main theoretical frameworks
C-The maintenance of sufficient intake of food: Fatima is not taking a planned diet, in that it interferes with her glycemic control. D-The provision of care associated with elimination processes and excrements: Fatima complains from poor bowel pattern, sometimes she seeks medical intervention to solve the problem. E- The maintenance of balance between activity and rest: Fatima sleeps about 7hours daily, feel hypoactive and no desire to perform any home activities. F - The maintenance of balance between solitude and social interaction: Fatima lives alone in her apartment, her daughters are busy with their own families, and they may meet at the weekend G- The prevention of hazards to human life, human functioning and human well-being: Fatima is liable to hazards such as falling down, burns and cut wounds because she has to perform the necessary daily activities alone. H- The promotion of human functioning and development with social groups in accord with human potential, known human limitations, and human desire to be normal: Fatima feels powerless to manage her disease because of deficient social support, Fatima wishes to be good but she believes that she doesn't have the capability to do
He saw she was afraid so Mark was the person who was able to gain her confidence and trust. With all this evidence she showed a positive side of the story because she trusted Mark when she was afraid and know he will protect her. The best thing about Shyima is how brave she was to try to find the perfect family and learn to speak English at the same time for her to attend school. In the book Hidden Girl it says “ I was looking forward to making friends and learning as much as possible so I could eventually make my way in my new country.” Shyima continue to show her positive side and not having any doubts coming her way as in her new
Many may say Salima was just another victim of war. Throughout the play, it is shown that Salima is not just any character. She is the character that represents all the women that have faced injustice because of the war. Salima was kidnapped from her home and had her child brutally killed in front of her. She was used as a sex slave
“Fatima is Fatima” is written by Ali Shariati and it has been translated by Laleh Bakhtiar. In his writing, Shariati develops the concept of social justice. Basically, Shariati begins with the social customs of the Arabian peninsula before the birth of Fatima and then she goes on to further compute the honors that Islam has granted upon women, especially upon Fatima. The treatise is all about the biography of Fatima. I am so amazed that Shariati is able to tell us in his writing about the whole story from the birth till the death of Fatima.
Introduction Thomas Szasz begins by asking, does mental health even exist? As mental illness as a notion is widely used these days, it is extremely important to investigate the ways in which it is employed. As mental illness does not have a physical basis; it is as good as other theoretical concepts. But often these theories end up posing as ‘objective truths’ quite like the theories of witches and devils which come up as explanations for a variety of events. According to him, this is what has been happening in today’s world where mental illness is being used to explain away innumerable events.
Engel uses this model to suggest that health disease and wellness are all reliant on the interaction between three factors which are: physiological factors, psychological factors and social factors. According to this model good health cannot be due to biologic factors alone that in fact psychological factors and cultural environments combined with personal history ( ethnicity, genetic make-up, learned behavior, lifestyle) are equally as important in maintaining health. CITATION Var14 \l 2057 (Varnekar, 2014). Discussion Although the biomedical approach has dominated health for serval years it has been criticised for many