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Developmental Data Eric Eriksons Psychosocial Development theory Erik Erikson is a psychoanalyst who postulated eight stages of development

in the life cycle and has termed them the eight stages of man. The seventh stage of human development, generativity versus stagnation, is in the middle adulthood. Generativity results in the sense of productivity and care for other people in his environment. On the other hand, stagnation results in lack of interest and commitment. In this stage, the main question is Will I produce something of real value? During this stage, the person will be able to assist his/her children in their teenage life to become responsible adults, establish stable career and is able to participate in community activities. Failure of accomplishing these tasks may lead to stagnation. We have observed that our patient is more in favor in generativity than stagnation. Our patient may not have children but he verbalized that he wanted to have children but his wife was not able to carry her pregnancy to term. As for his work, he works as a fish vendor. His salary can sustain their needs for his family but at times he has just enough for their needs and is not able to send money to support his parents. He does not engage in community activities because gets easily tired but he mentioned that he engaged in community activities before back in Mati. He was the president of a youth organization during his college years.

Robert Havighursts Developmental task theory Havighurst believes that certain developmental tasks arise at each age level; the nature of these tasks varies from person to person. According to Havighurst, developmental task is the one that arises at or about a certain period in the life of the individual, successful achievement of which leads to his happiness and to success with later tasks, while failure leads to unhappiness in the individual, disapproval by the society and difficulty with the later tasks.

Our patient belongs to the middle adulthood. Under this stage, the patient will encounter the following tasks: Assisting teenage children to become responsible and happy adults The patient has no child because his wife had difficulty carrying her pregnancy to full term or until the fetus has reached the age of viability.

Achieving adult social and civic responsibilities Upon interview, the patient told us that he does not engage in any social or civic activities. But before he was the president of a youth organization in their school and he engaged in some activities when he was still residing in Mati.

Reaching and maintaining satisfactory performance in ones occupation career The client is working very hard to provide for his family. His salary can sustain the needs for his family and he also shared that there were times that he is having problems financially but it does not affect their life because they can still find ways to cope with the problem.

Developing adult leisure time activities The patient stays home whenever he is not working. He said that he likes to rest during his free time because he is easily tired. Sometimes, he goes to mall to buy things for their house and buy things they want.

Relating oneself to ones spouse as a person During interview, we have noticed that he and his wife are very close and sweet to each other. We asked them if they have problems and they have told us that as usual they have also encounter problems like other people but they make sure that these problems will not go overboard. They make sure that the problem will be resolved before they go to sleep.

To accept and adjust to the physiological changes of middle age

He have mentioned that he does not have impairment in the eyes and he experiences only changes in his body because of his anemia and hepatitis. He is already used to the symptoms of the diseases.

Adjusting to aging parents He is providing financial aid to his parents in Mati. He sends them money whenever they have extra money. He also mentioned that sometimes he is not able to send them money because of financial constraints.