Symptoms And Treatment Of Chronic Illness

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Unit 9 Assignment: Chronic Care Human beings are not immune to diseases. Since the dawn of time, humans have been fighting with illnesses from simple colds to flu to unnamed diseases back then. Nowadays, humans have been able to fight diseases with the use of medications and modern inventions. However, there are diseases that may not be fully cured that man has to live with the rest of their lives. The chronically ill individuals need to manage their illness properly to maintain quality of life. The purpose of this paper is to look into two case studies and to better understand on how to manage chronic illness at their respective developmental stage.
Case Study 1 Omar (2010) have stated that “the prevalence of chronic illness or disability in adolescence has increased in recent years due to medical advances and adolescents are now more than ever able to lead a productive life even in spite of serious illness” (p. 3). Managing multiple chronic illness requires not only commitment from the affected adolescents, but also monitoring of their parents. Patient and family-centered care model should be applied.
Weyandt et al. (2014) stated that “pharmacotherapy is the primary treatment option for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, including college students” (p. 224). Aside from that, the management of asthma and generalized anxiety disorder requires not only medications, but also adopting behavioral lifestyle changes. Medication therapy for asthma focuses on…
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