Lecture 18 Segal [040810]

Lecture 18 Segal [040810] - HealthPsychology465...

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Health Psychology 465  Instructor: Michelle Segal Chapter Eleven: Management of Chronic Illness
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Quality of Life:  Overview Traditional View - Quality of life  measured in terms of  length of survival Signs of disease However, patients perceived some  illnesses and treatments as “fates  worse than death”
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Emotional Responses of Chronic  Illness: Denial Depression Anxiety
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Personal Issues in Chronic  Disease Self-Concept An integrated set of beliefs about one’s  personal qualities and attributes  Self-Esteem A global evaluation of one’s qualities and  attributes.  
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Personal Issues in Chronic  Disease: The Physical Self Body image plummets during  illness The adjustment process takes a year  or more
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Personal Issues in Chronic  Disease: The Achieving Self Achievement is important to self-esteem  and self-concept Satisfaction from job/career Pleasure from hobbies/leisure activities
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Personal Issues in Chronic  Disease: The Social Self Rebuilding the social self is an  important part of readjustment Interactions with family/friends provide Information Goods and services Emotional support
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Disease: The Private Self Illnesses create the need to be dependent 
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