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Running head: Case Study Adulthood Case Study: Adulthood Student Capella University
Case Study: Adulthood 2 Case Study: Adulthood Introduction In the case of 45- year old Mexican American woman named Lupe, is single with two adult children and one granddaughter and lives near her mother, whom she checks on and tends to (Broderick, & Blewitt, 2015). Single for 16 years, since her children's father left and never married, Lupe is ready to find love. Lupe started to joins her church social functions and gatherings and hope to find someone there. Life took a drastic turn with Lupe's daughter, and 2-year-old granddaughter moved in with her because of her daughter’s break up with her fiancé, Tomas. Furthermore, Lupe injured her back at her job as a practical nurse when trying to prevent a patient from falling and is now in physical therapy. While in therapy, her physician noticed Lupe’s depressed mood and referred her to a counselor at the local health clinic (Broderick, & Blewitt, 2015). Primary Issue and Theory Though out her life, Lupe’s has experienced developmental stresses. She has taken on the responsibility of caring for her mother, who is in her 60’s, and her daughter, and her granddaughter, who moved in with her. In Warner K. Shaie’s life-span development theory, Lupe is in the responsible stage. In this stage, one must learn to use

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