3. State in which a person’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social development or spiritual functioningis diminished or impaired compared with a previous experience.
B. DiseaseC. HealthD. Wellness* Disease is a PROVEN FACT based on a medical theory, standards, diagnosis and clinical feature whileILLNESS Is a subjective state of not feeling well based on subjective appraisal, previous experience, peeradvice etc.4. This is the first stage of illness wherein, the person starts to believe that something is wrong. Also knownas the transition phase from wellness to illness.
A. Symptom Experience
B. Assumption of sick roleC. Medical care contactD. Dependent patient role* A favorite board question are
Stages of Illness
. When a person starts to believe something is wrong,that person is experiencing signs and symptoms of an illness. The patient will then ASSUME that he is sick.This is called assumption of the sick role where the patient accepts he is Ill and try to give up someactivities. Since the client only ASSUMES his illness, he will try to ask someone to validate if what he isexperiencing is a disease, This is now called as MEDICAL CARE CONTACT. The client seeks professionaladvice for validation, reassurance, clarification and explanation of the symptoms he is experiencing. clientwill then start his dependent patient role of receiving care from the health care providers. The last stage of Illness is the RECOVERY stage where the patient gives up the sick role and assumes the previous normalgunctions.5. In this stage of illness, the person accepts or rejects a professionals suggestion. The person also becomespassive and may regress to an earlier stage.A. Symptom ExperienceB. Assumption of sick roleC. Medical care contact
D. Dependent patient role
* In the dependent patient role stage, Client needs professionals for help. They have a choice either toaccept or reject the professional's decisions but patients are usually passive and accepting. Regression tendsto occur more in this period.6. In this stage of illness, The person learns to accept the illness.A. Symptom Experience