health psych chap 11

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Unformatted text preview: O bj1 0 Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/9/11 Chapter Eleven: Management of Chronic Illness 4/9/11 Quality of Life What is quality of life ? Several components: physical functioning psychological status social functioning disease or treatment-related symptomatology 4/9/11 Quality of Life (cont.) Why study quality of life? provides basis for interventions can help pinpoint which problems are likely to emerge for patients with diseases assesses the impact of treatments is used to compare therapies can inform decision-makers about care 4/9/11 Emotional Responses to Chronic Illness Denial: a defense mechanism by which people avoid implications of as illness Anxiety: patients become overwhelmed by potential changes in 4/9/11 Emotional Responses to Chronic Illness (cont.) Depr ession: debilitating reaction to chronic illness medical significance being recognized sometimes a delayed reaction to chronic illness Significance of depression: has an impact on the overall prospects for rehabilitation or recovery has been linked to suicide among the chronically 4/9/11 Emotional Responses to Chronic Illness (cont.) Assessing depression: can be problematic depression may go untreated can lead patients to make extreme decisions about their care Who gets depressed? patients experiencing pain and disability patients with physical limitations 4/9/11 Personal Issues in Chronic Disease The physical self: body image plummets during illness poor body image related to self-esteem and an increased likelihood of depression and anxiety in most cases, body image can be restored except for those with facial disfigurements or extensive burns 4/9/11 Personal Issues in Chronic Disease (cont.) The achieving self: achievement (vocational & avocational) is important to self-esteem and self-concept The social self: important aspect of readjustment after chronic illness The pr ivate self: loss of independence and strain of imposing 4/9/11...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course PSYCH 3410 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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