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IMPACT OF ILLNESS ON CLIENT AND FAMILY AND THEIR ROLES TOWA
Transcript of IMPACT OF ILLNESS ON CLIENT AND FAMILY AND THEIR ROLES TOWA
1. IMPACT OF ILLNESS ON THE CLIENT/PATIENT
CLIENT/PATIENT – one who is suffering from disease, injury, an abnormal state or a mental disorder, and is engaged in related treatment.
2. IMPACT ON THE FAMILY
FAMILY – a group of persons united by ties of marriage, blood or adoption, consists of a single household, interacting and communicating with each other in their perspective social roles and maintaining a common culture.
When serious illness or disability strikes a person, the family as a whole is affected by the disease process and by the entire health care experience. Each person in the family plays a specific role that is part of the family’s everyday function; illness of a family member will disrupt the whole family.
a. PHYSICAL HEALTH OF THE CLIENT – the patient’s body condition will be affected, and so with how the body system work and how he cares for his body once he’s sick.
Example: Diabetes type 2:
>appearance – usually obese at diagnosis,
>system: increased insulin resistance,
>care to the body: additional routine like glucose monitoring and the need of weekly contacts with diabetic educators
b. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH – affectation of the condition of mind, expression of feelings, and the ability to manage stress or the ability to cope on the demands of illness. Example/s:
> If a patient is diagnosed with chronic illness patient may feel angry, denial, fear, confusion, blames oneself, exhaustion or feeling of helplessness,
> may feel useless and will loss self confidence by losing a job due to illness or injury
> Some patients will adhere to medication and treatment plan and some won’t be able to control their condition or illness.
c. FAMILY AND SOCIAL HEALTH – patients’ relationship to others may change, on how they will get along, how they care, their responsibilities as a family member and as a friend, also the way they show their respect for others is included in this aspect.
> a father who used to be the bread winner may no longer perform his responsibility due to heart attack, he may limit his social activities and there will be a change in lifestyle as well.
AND THEIR ROLES TOWARDS HEALTH AND ILLNESS
IMPACT OF ILLNESS ON CLIENT AND FAMILY
a. altered lifestyle and role adjustment
b. career development interruption
c. financial difficulty/problem
d. emotional and behavioral changes
e. social life alteration
f. family relationship interruption
ROLE OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE FAMILY IN HEALTH
An individual belongs to a family, together they will work in maintaining health and in handling a family member's illness. They can love and support each other through good and difficult times.