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Q: 1-Discuss psychosocial issues in Huntington's disease. Some of the issues may be from the following list. - Individuals and their families must cope with continuing losses, both physical and mental, as the condition progresses. •-The cognitive and behavioral changes for affected individuals may make it more difficult for them to cope. •-Individuals and family members may feel helpless and hopeless. •-Faulty judgment and impulsivity related to behavioral changes may result in unsafe situations for the individual. •-As the condition progresses, individuals become less able to care for themselves and thus become more dependent on others. •-As communication becomes more difficult, social interactions also become more difficult, resulting in increasing social isolation. •-Personality changes that may produce violent or hostile behaviors may stress support systems. •-Because Huntington's disease has a genetic component, family members may seek out genetic counseling to determine if they carry theHuntingtongene and may want to make decisions related to pregnancy.
2- Parkinson’s Disease Discussion Paper Watch the video, My Father, My Brother, and Me; Understanding Parkinson’s a Frontline presentation. After viewing the video, read through thePBS Frequently Asked Questions. Write a 3-4 page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) in APA format in which you cover the following content elements: •Describe/discuss what you believe are the four most significant concepts from the video •Describe two challenges in finding a cure •Discuss two aspects of the stem cell controversy •Describe two approaches that help people cope with this disease
3- Consider: A client, diagnosed with schizophrenia, is the subject of a discharge planning conference. The major focus of the discharge plan is concerned with maintaining independence in daily living and employment. From your knowledge of schizophrenia, list two specific issues that should be considered in the discharge planning for the client’s return to employment and community living. •Describe each of the two issues. •Provide a thoughtful intervention for each of the issues. Briefly identify who would be included in the plan, what is to be done, and identify at least one barrier to success. •Support your discussion with two literature resources. Remember to use APA style to format your citation(s).
4-Discuss the psychosocial and vocational impact of skin conditions. Specifically address at least two, and provide suggestions for introducing the affected person into the work environment.
5-TheU.S.Health Care System is frequently criticized as being expensive and lacking coverage of the total population. On the other hand, the U.S. Health Care System is innovative and frequently used by foreign residents for treatment. Managed care was a response to the cost, quality and coverage concerns. Consider the issues of care coordination, prevention practices, formulary medication costs, delay in getting appointments or tests, denial of referrals to specialists, inadequate skill of physicians and the need for specific approval by an MCO before the most effective medication for the treatment of a condition can be obtained if the drug is not listed in the plan's formulary. Assume a position either for or against managed care. Find two articles supporting your position as it relates to the client population in this course. The post will contain: •A statement identifying a support of or opposed to position •Support of the position using the Text and two additional references. If you use health care systems of other countries as a comparison, please give the resource information for other students to read and compare the systems •Make two suggestions that may enhance managed care for the population of clients discussed in this course. •Discuss how a society's social values influence the provision of and payment for health services. Give two examples
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