Activity 1Objective:To provide you with an opportunity to identify the person’s chronic disease conditions andseek information about its possible impacts on health, well being and ability to achieve maximum performance in everyday situations.Activity:Detail four potential social impacts of a chronic disease.The four potential impacts of a chronic disease are:IMPACTS on HEALTH: Chronic conditions may affect people’s health in many ways. It could be an immediate life threatening for some. Others may suffer it gradually and it makes them feel more painand draining. As we know, chronic disease may give different signs and symptoms to every person. One thing is for sure, it gives pain, suffering to the person with chronic disease due to symptoms occurring, and of course stress!SOCIAL IMPACTS: Initially when a person is diagnosed to have chronic condition, they tend to deny it, shows anger and sometimes projects it to people closes to him/her. They sometimes isolate themselves from their love ones because they feel useless or felt baggage for others. Mostly they feel negative and all they want is to shut themselves away from people they love because they don’t want others to feel pity towards them. EMOTIONAL IMPACTS: Person who suffers from chronic disease also suffers from emotional stress. They are struggling on “why me, how did it happen, what now?” questions and it gives them anxiety , fear (fear for death, fear for what happen to his/her love ones when their gone, fear for expenses, fear of experiencing pain) and it gives them too much stress! They mostly become pessimist because of what happen to them, so they tend to isolate themselves from social.FINANCIAL IMPACTS:Chronic illness can have significantly negative impact on financial situation of a chronic ill person. Due to their condition, they might be hindrance for them to do what they usually do like working. Again it gives stress to them especially they are not only thinking for medical,and other therapy treatment expenses but also they are worried on where to get their daily needs.Objective:To provide you with an opportunity to actively involve the person in the development of strategies to self manage their chronic disease.Activity:How may the individual benefit if they are able to self-manage their chronic condition?If a person is able to self-manage his/her chronic condition, the individual benefit she/he could get is that person may be able to maintain a desirable level of independence, remain in employment, stay active in community, and make the most of relationship with family and friends. In short if one could manage well his condition despite its chronic is, he may somehow enjoy his life as what it was before. Detail three ways of enabling self-management.
There are ways of enabling self-management, three examples are:1.Allowing the individual to have involvement in the care planning process- considering individual needs and setting goals based upon what the individual wants to achieve. An involvement of
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