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Impact of Illness

Impact of Illness

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Published by Ditas Aldover Chu

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Published by: Ditas Aldover Chu on Oct 01, 2009
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Impact of IllnessImpact of Illnesson the Familyon the Family
Mek Villafuerte-Solana, MD, DPAFPFCH ISept. 15, 2009
Objectives of theObjectives of theSessionSession
Differentiate between disease and illness
Determine reasons why impact of illnesson a family should be studied
Learn the stages of the family illnesstrajectory and the responsibilities of thephysician in each stage
Why study impact of Why study impact of illness?illness?
Sickness of a patient causes suffering andsevere disruption for the patient’s family
Illness sets in motion processes that aredisruptive and hazardous to health of family members
Role reversal, income loss
Prolonged and complicated illnesses resultin structural change within the familysystem to a point that leads to differentroles and functions

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