What role does human development play in the lives of a child (age 6) with cystic fibrosis and his/her family?
psychological developmental aspects of a child with cystic fibrosis?this is the lifespan stage (i.e. infancy, adolescence)
Consider the following questions:
1. What role does human development play in the lives of a child (age 6) with cystic fibrosis and his/her family?
2. How does childhood chronic illness affect the individual and his/her family? (e.g., what other psychological aspects might come into play?).
3. Why is it important to have an understanding of human development and psychological responses to illness?
In answering these questions your assignment should do the following things:
? Discuss the psychological developmental aspects of a child with cystic fibrosis?this is the lifespan stage (i.e. infancy, adolescence). To do this, think about what
the relevant developmental issues might be. Consider the cognitive, psychological, social, emotional, and physical implications of living with this chronic disease for
the child and for other family members. Ideally, you will be able to discuss the combination of the health issue AND the developmental issues. It may help to think
about the following questions:
? What do the articles say about the relationship between the health issue and stages in of lifespan/human development?
? How typical or common is this health issue at the stage of life? Or is it not common?
? How does lifespan development of child with CF differ from that of a ?normal? child?
? How well does the literature/theory help you understand a person in this situation?
? Use 2-3 of the discussion points provided on FLO to further aid your discussion. To do this, look at the discussion questions provided and see what the literature
says about CF and these topics. (approx. 1 paragraph per topic).
? Discuss what your role may be as a future health professional in relation to a child with CF (or another chronic illness).
? Include sufficient resources to show that you understand the issues and any relevant theories related to the case. At a minimum, you will include eight (8) academic
sources. That is, the written assignment will consist of:
o A minimum of five (5) peer reviewed research articles. They should be published from 2000-2014, but you may find a ?classic? article that is relevant and was
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