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Chronic Kidney Disease Case Study

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In the history of a chronic kidney disease patient, I found that both of his parents have passed away. While his mother and father did get a divorce after he graduated high school, their separation made them stronger, and better parents. My patient has two sisters, both older, the middle one with mental illnesses of schizophrenia and paranoia. This creates a dysfunctional communication pattern within the sibling structure, the middle sister is difficult to communicate with, due to the feeling of abandonment. He was never married, but 16 years ago, found out that he had a daughter with an old girlfriend. She is now 32 years old. Now, he also has a granddaughter. Due to his disability and lack of mobility, he is only able to keep in touch with them through the internet and phone.…show more content…
This is an example of who he finds to help him daily (Kaakinen, et al., 2010, p. 10). For the client, the middle sisters mental health history makes communication between the two difficult, therefore an example of a medical issue affecting other members in the family (Kaakinen, et al., 2010, p. 10). The systems approach can be seen when he relies on his sisters for more needs all the time, and they have to make arrangements in their lives to help him in his needs (Kaakinen, et al., 2010, p. 12). The fourth approach, component of society, could be seen if the whole family group would agree to counseling together, for the miscommunication issues. They have all received counseling individually, but together, they could join a support group in the community and help themselves, as well as others going through this same issue (Kaakinen, et al., 2010, p.
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