Understanding of adult or pediatric onset
You will complete an integrative written assignment reflecting your understanding of adult or pediatric onset of one of the conditions covered this semester. In order to complete this assignment, you should read one book (fiction or nonfiction) or watch one film (fiction or documentary) about an individual who has one of the following conditions: A. trauma (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or burns) B. chronic pain C. HIV a neurodegenerative condition (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease) E. neuromuscular disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis).
Please organize your paper around the following topics:
1. Summarize the story of the individual’s experience, including critical incidents in acute care, rehabilitation and community integration (including school and work). (25%) 2. Analyze the person’s story according to the components of the WHO/ICF model, including body function and structures, activities, participation, environmental factors and personal factors. (25%) 3. Describe positive and/or negative coping strategies employed by the individual as well as the impact (positive or negative) of social support on the individual’s recovery. If appropriate, describe phases of adjustment experienced by the individual using the phases described by Livneh and Antonak (1997), adjustment and adaptation, etc. (35%) 4. Evaluate the individual’s overall response to disability as generally positive or negative and defend your answer with concrete examples from the story. (15%)