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1Running head: Cortez FamilyCortez FamilyLateasia DiggsWalden University
2Running head: Cortez FamilyThe Cortez Family consist of Paula who is a 43 year-old-female that originally came to the United States from Columbia at the age of 17. Paula was married and had a 20 year-old-son and she abused drugs. Paula divorced and has a strained relationship with her ex-husband. Paula is going through an unplanned pregnancy and the father of the unborn is a dangerous man. She has a lot of mental/medical health risk factors due to her having HIV, and Hep C along with being partially paralyzed on the dominant side of her body. Bi-Polar disorder is one other thing that Paula suffers from along with paranoia and rapid mania and episodes of depression. Paula deals with paralysis due to a brain infection that she has. There are chronic ulcers on her feet and her toes are partially amputated and she had a complicated treatment due to refusing to take prescribed medication for her mental and physical conditions. Paula is unable to walk steadily and has been going in and out of psychiatric hospitals. With all the conditions Paula is dealing