Discussion question 1
Prior to completing this discussion, read the Schneiderman (2004) article, â€œPsychosocial, Behavioral, and Biological Aspects of Chronic Diseases,â€ and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.
In 200-250 words, analyze the basic issues of human biology as they relate to chronic conditions and describe the interaction between disability, disease, and behavior. Examine and discuss the impact of biological health or illness on social, psychological, and physical problems from the micro, mezzo, and macro perspectives. Choose a chronic condition from those provided in your text and consider how you might feel, think, and behave differently if the condition were affecting you versus if the condition were affecting a stranger. How might you think differently about this chronic condition if it were affecting someone close to you, your neighbor, or someone in your community? Please include at least two supporting scholarly resources.
Discussion question 2
Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapter 9 in the textbook, the â€œIntroduction to the Miller Familyâ€ document, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.
Our stage of life, intellectual/cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position in life, affect our perspectives and resultant behaviors about a number of conditions including cancer. Consider the information provided in the â€œIntroduction to the Miller Familyâ€ document. Both Ella and ElÃas have been diagnosed with cancer. Ella has been fighting cancer with complementary and alternative methods with some success for many years. ElÃas, her grandson, is 10 years old and has recently been diagnosed with leukemia but has not yet begun treatment. Putting yourself in either Ella or ElÃasâ€™s place, what might your perspective on your cancer be? Integrate how the stage of life, cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position of your chosen person impacts her/his perspective on his/her individual disease.