Introduction to the Miller Family

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SOC Final Paper

Final Paper

To complete this assignment, read through the scenario below and address the specific questions and issues indicated. Review the "Introduction to the Miller Family" document for specific information on each member of the family.

Grandmother Ella has been dealing with cancer for years now and has tried alternative remedies and juicing. She went into remission for some time, but now the cancer has returned and she is in the hospital. Her husband, of American Indian descent, has his ideas about what needs to be done as Ella comes to the end of her life. Ella has her preferences, though she is now so weak that she has given up in many ways. The family members are each
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What are the pertinent and likely family (micro) conflicts and differences, and concerns that could be encountered?

How is the neighborhood and extended family (mezzo) reacting to the situation?

If she returns home, what considerations need to be taken into account as part of her discharge plan? Using your local area, research and present the needed or preferred community resources (macro) that would be available to them. Critique the ability of these community resources to adequately meet the needs of this diverse family’s circumstances.

Discuss the relevant medical issues and the advantages and disadvantages of hospital versus home. When discussing medical issues in this case, use appropriate medical terminology.

Discuss the psychological and social issues that are present and will possibly be more pronounced at this stressful time. How has the fact that this illness has been ongoing (chronic) impacted the family?

Analyze the current

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