Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness

Introduction:   In this section you will tell the reader what the assignment is about.   Introduce the condition you are going to discuss and give a brief pathophysiological description of the condition.   End by stating which psychosocial problems may arise from having this chronic illness.   (500 words)
Body:   Describe the psychosocial implications you identified in the introduction.   Discuss these implications within a chronic care framework of your choice.   (1000– 1100 words)
Conclusion:   In this section summarize what you have discussed in the body and outline the implications for practice. (400 words)

The assignment should not be longer than 2000 words long.  
All references must follow the APA system of referencing.
Please make sure that in the body, you find a chronic care framework and relate in to the chronic condition (.i.e. epilepsy)
Also, The treatment control, personal control and illness dimensions needs to be included in the assignment.

Notes that need to be included in the assignment:
My chosen chronic condition is Epilepsy.
Introduction: You need to tell the reader what the assignment is about and write something brief about your chosen chronic illness (pathophysiology). E.g. what is Epilepsy due to? This has to be followed by psychosocial problems. E.g. what are the consequences of having this disease? E.g. the person feels frustrated, guilty, low self-esteem, stigma, body image, finding a problem to dress up by themselves, feeling a sense of anger, social isolation, anxiety, depression. Psychosocial consequences of having a disease: How did it affect me? When you deal with the consequences of a disease, it can affect the quality of life.
Body: You have to describe the psychosocial implications that you identified in the introduction. Discuss these implications within a chronic care framework of your choice, e.g. common-sense model for patients with epilepsy. Here you need to begin with a model. You need to write what is the model...

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