Impacts of Stigma, Health Policy and Family Support on Chronic Illness Experiences

    November 5, 2022

Impacts of Stigma, Health Policy and Family Support on Chronic Illness Experiences
Introduction
 
This week, you will continue your examination of the chronic illness you selected in Module 1, focusing on what you have learned in modules 4-6. Specifically, you will write a 5-7 page paper on the impacts of stigma and the role of family and health policy on your selected condition. You will use the 4 credible sources you used in your literature review at a minimum. You may incorporate additional resources as needed. You may also use your assigned readings, but please note that these do not count toward the 4 required sources.
 
Instructions
 
Introduce your paper by briefly describing the chronic disease (1 paragraph) on which you are focusing.
 
Describe the impact of stigma on health outcomes for 1-2 diverse and/or vulnerable populations with this chronic illness. How might the experience and influence of stigma differ at the point of diagnosis, during initial engagement with treatment, and as the illness persists?
 
Besides stigma, what are 3-5 barriers faced by people diagnosed with the chronic illness you have been focusing on this term? For each barrier you describe, list and describe at least one resource that might remove this as a barrier.
 
When family members become involved in supporting someone diagnosed with a chronic illness, life changes for the family, as well as the individual. Describe at least three adjustments family caregivers make when a loved one is diagnosed with the condition, as identified in the literature. What can be done to assist family caregivers to provide care for their loved one with an illness and/or care for themselves? Do not duplicate what you have written elsewhere in your paper.
 
Describe at least one local, state, or national policy that supports persons living with your selected chronic illness. Describe the policy goals as related to the illness. Talk about how well the policy addresses the needs of people with your chosen condition and those of caregivers. State whether certain groups or populations are better served by the policy than others, and why.
 
Conclude your paper by recommending 2-3 strategies for improving health outcomes for people living with this chronic illness. Your recommended change(s) may apply to all with the condition, or certain vulnerable groups. This section should be at least one page in length and should reflect a deep understanding of the selected illness and the literature.
 
Please use the following resources to ensure success in writing your paper.
 
Evaluating Resources: Evaluating Information Video Tutorial (Links to an external site.). [Video File, 06:32 min].
 
Citing Resources: Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (Links to an external site.)
 
Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (Links to an external site.)
 
 8. Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
 
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.”  Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.”  Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission

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