Can a high level of health and chronic illness co-exist?

Assignment 11 Essays I

This assignment requires brief responses to a variety of areas related to working with chronic illness. All discussions must take into account the legal and ethical considerations, as well as issues of culture and human diversity that may pertain to the questions presented below.

Use the reading assignments thoroughly in an integrative discussion. Remember to reference all work cited or quoted by the text authors. You should be doing this often in your responses. This assignment MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and must be written in graduate level English.Your assignment should be ½ – 1  page in length per question PLUS a title and reference page

Health is holistic and incorporates biopsychosocial-spiritual well-being, quality of life, and self-actualization. Health addresses and reduces the harmful effects of illnesses. Can a high level of health and chronic illness co-exist? Defend your position.
Have societal influences and individual lifestyle choices more positively or more negatively influenced health? Defend your position.
Describe your understanding of the following: “Health promotion in chronic illness involves behavioral change for positive lifestyle activities, accepting one’s condition and making the necessary adjustments, decreasing the risk of secondary disabilities and preventing further disease, and striving for optimal health”.
Maximizing the body’s healing ability by combining traditional approaches to care with alternative/complementary/integrative therapies can better treat the whole person through physical, mental, and spiritual methods rather than just the pathological process. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Defend your position.

References:

File
Chronic Illness and Mental Health.   https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/chronic-illness-mental-health/index.shtml
Book
Larsen, P.D., Whitney, F.W.    (2016).   Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention.   (9th edition).   Burlington, MA   Jones & Bartlett Learning.     ISBN: 978-1284049008
Book
American Psychiatric Association    (2013).   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.   (5th ed).   Washington, D.C.   APA.   http://proxy1.calsouthern.edu/login?url=http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/book.aspx?bookid=556   ISBN-13: 978-0890425558

Video
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Addressing Chronic Illness with Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KA0JjkB10k
Video
Dr Mark Morningstar – Chronic Pain – Auto Immune Disorders 2 of 6.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX89LfDKncA
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Dr Mark Morningstar Chronic Pain- Failed Back Surgery 6 of 6.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzogsQy1Z_I
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Dr Mark Morningstar Chronic Pain- Fibromyalgia- 5 of 6.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTPKEvD304s
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Dr Mark Morningstar- Chronic Pain- Lyme Disease 4 of 6.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKdfDEQ2TJM
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Dr Mark Morningstar Chronic Pain Workshop- Sources Of Pain 1of 6.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNNrAN_0F60
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Dr Morninstar Chronic Pain Workshop-Heavy Metal and Chemical Toxicity 3 of 6.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKmRMVzM8cc
Video
How to Live With a Chronic Illness.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYnUaX67VbU
Video
Jon Kabat-Zinn – “The Healing Power of Mindfulness”.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_If4a-gHg_I

 

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