SOC 313 Ability Disability and Chronic Conditions

SOC 313 Ability Disability and Chronic Conditions

SOC 313 Ability Disability and Chronic Conditions

Read the Schneiderman (2004) article, “Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Biological  Aspects of Chronic Diseases,” and  review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

In 200-250 words, analyze the basic issues of human biology as they relate to chronic conditions and describe the  interaction between disability, disease, and behavior. Examine and discuss the impact of biological health or  illness on social, psychological, and physical problems from the micro, mezzo, and macro perspectives. Choose a  chronic condition from those provided in your text and consider how you might feel, think, and behave differently  if the condition were affecting you versus if the condition were affecting a stranger. How might you think  differently about this chronic condition if it  were affecting someone close to you, your neighbor, or someone in  your community? Please include at least two supporting scholarly resources.


Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapter 9 in the textbook, the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

Our stage of life, intellectual/cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position in life, affect our perspectives and resultant behaviors about a number of conditions including cancer. Consider the information provided in the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document. Both Ella and Elías have been iagnosed with cancer. Ella has been fighting cancer with complementary and alternative methods with some success for many years. Elías, her grandson, is 10 years old and has recently been diagnosed with leukemia but has not yet begun treatment. Putting yourself in either Ella or Elías’s place, what might your perspective on your cancer be? Integrate how the stage of life, cognitive abilities, and sociocultural position of your chosen person impacts her/his perspective on his/her individual disease.

Prior to engaging in this discussion, read “The Experience of  Disease: Psychosocial  Aspects of Movement Disorder” (Jacopini, 2000),  “Caregiver Bodywork: Family

Members Experiences of Caring for a Person With Motor Neuron Disease” (Ray & Street , 2006), and  “Biopsychosocial Predictors of Depressive Mood in People With Parkinson’s Disease” (Moore, , 2007). 

Additionally, review Chapter 3 in your text and watch the Andres Lozano: Parkinson’s, Depression and the  Switch That Might Turn Them Off video. Review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

For this discussion, refer to the information in the “Introduction to the Miller Family” document. Ella’s father, Frederic, has Parkinson’s disease and is known in the family as the “shaky” grandpa. In 250-300 words, given what you know about the members of the family, analyze and comment on the potential effects this condition/illness might have on them. Select two individuals from different generations and analyze the similarities and differences in their perspectives on this condition from the lens of their stage of life and development. Explain the kinds of emotional and/or behavioral changes that might be expected.