Child Rearing Practices Shape And Influence Attitudes Towards The Expectations Of Pain

1440 WordsMar 8, 20166 Pages
Illness refers to the ways in which the sick person, the members of the family and wider social network perceive, live with, and respond to symptoms and disability. Illness and pain is a subjective experience that varies between each individual person. Alisha Ghosh is my cousin; she is a 22-year-old female student, currently in her fourth year at the University of Waterloo. Alisha suffers from sever chronic migraines which hinders and interferes with her daily life. Additionally, Alisha’s mother also sufferes from sever chronic migraines. It is evident that Alisha’s attitude towards pain is highly influenced by her mother. Further more, when Alisha’s mother would experience pain from sever migraines she would isolate herself in her room and turn off all the lights as it made her migraines worse. Similarly, whenever Alisha begins to experience migraine pains she isolates herself into her dark room. This illustrates how child-rearing practices shape and influence attitudes towards the expectations of pain and how to deal with it. To begin with, Alisha Ghosh is a highly active and hard working student, she is on her university’s soccer team and has a part-time job at the mall. In addition, her chronic pain began in her freshmen year in university and started interfering with her social and academic life. She would have to call in sick from work, miss lectures and miss going out to social events because her chronic pain is so severe that she has to isolate herself in her room

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