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SOC 313 Week 1 DQ 1 Ability, Disability, and Chronic Conditions

Ability, Disability, and Chronic Conditions.  Prior to
completing this discussion, 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.

 

SOC 313 Week 1 DQ 2 Cancer

Cancer.  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 diagnosed 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.

 

SOC 313 Week 1 Quiz Ability/Disability, Chronic Illness, and
Cancer Terminology


SOC 313 Week 2 DQ 1 Degenerative Diseases

Degenerative Diseases.  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, et.al , 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. How might
the various family members react to them?

 

SOC 313 Week 2 DQ 2 HIV/AIDS

SOC 313 Week 2 Assignment Biopsychosocial Paradigm, PIE, and
Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory


1.   Due by
Day 7.  Biopsychosocial paradigm, PIE Perspective, and Bronfenbrenner’s
Ecological Theory.  Prior

to completing this assignment, read Chapter  1 in the text,
the articles listed, and review any relevant Instructor

Guidance.  You have been asked to speak to an audience on the
importance of the social factors affecting one’s

experience of life. For this presentation, create an 
interesting and educational PowerPoint presentation, which

contains a critical narrative that integrates aspects of the
various theories with your individual sociocultural

experiences.

To begin, create a PowerPoint presentation of four to five slides
(excluding title and reference slides). Please see

the following instructions for creating  your content.

Choose one of the following theories as your main focus and the
lens through which you will compare the

other two: the biopsychosocial paradigm, person in environment
(PIE) perspective, and Bronfenbrenner’s

ecological theory.

Research each theory fully so that you can effectively synthesize
information relevant to these topics.

Your presentation must include at least three scholarly sources
that are cited in APA format as outlined in

the Ashford Writing Center. For help with finding scholarly
resources for your presentation view the

tutorial on searching for articles from the Ashford 
University Library.

Provide an initial slide with a summary description of the theory
you chose as your main focus. How

does this theory show that your environment impacts your
life?  Please do not include anything you are

uncomfortable sharing with your instructor.

Provide secondary slides with summary descriptions of the other
two theories. Be sure to compare each

theory to the main theory used in your initial slide.

Incorporate appropriate images, tables, graphs, or other visuals
as necessary. Please observe these general guidelines for your visual
presentation. This link contains tips for creating effective

slide presentations.

Slides should be sequenced and organized clearly.

Slides should show a clear and logical progression of ideas.

Slides should include bullet points or short sentences, not dense
paragraphs.

Slides should include relevant visuals such as images, graphs,
tables, data summaries, sound and/or

animation that enhance understanding of concepts, ideas, and
relationships.

Slides should include appropriately formatted APA citations for
all information taken from your

resources.

The presentation as a whole should include a consistent theme,
format, and font to a ssist with readability.

Once you have completed your PowerPoint, create a screencast of
your presentation using Screenr.com. Include a

title for your presentation in the description box when you
publish your screencast . Refer to the Screenr.com

Quick-Start Guide for assistance.

Your presentation time has been limited by your host to between
three and five minutes, so you will need to

incorporate as many characteristics of an effective speaker as you
can within this timeframe. These characteristics

may include  humor, storytelling, facts, pace, and volume.
Since there is no video of the presenter (just the

presentation itself), you will not have the benefit of body
language, so be sure to create a convincing screencast.

Copy and paste the URL link to your screencast into the title page
of your PowerPoint presentation and submit

your presentation for grading. All sources used within the
presentation must be cited properly within the slides

and included on the required reference slide, which will be the
last slide of the PowerPoint presentatio n. Due to

the time limit of your presentation, you are not required to speak
or read through the title or reference slides.

However, you must include your reference slide when you submit
your PowerPoint presentation.

Creating the Presentation

The PowerPoint presentation:

Must be four to five slides (excluding title and reference
slides).

Must include a title slide with the following:

o  Title of the presentation

o  Student’s name o  Course name and number

o  Instructor’s name

o  Date submitted

o  URL for your Screenr.com screencast presentation

Must begin with a content slide that provides a summary of the
main theory as it relates to an experience

of how environment impacts life. A succinct thesis statement must
be present, either in the text  on the

slide or clearly stated in the speaker’s voice over for the
screencast.

Must include slide(s) of the two perspectives of how environment
impacts human beings.

Must include example(s) of how the social/environmental
perspective impacts one’s life, using each of

these three perspectives. Use specific life experiences to
demonstrate these impacts (e.g., a child with

autism and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory). Who is affected by
this disorder and how? Consider

micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

Must include images and text that tastefully convey the
message  presented on each slide.

Must utilize Screenr.com to create a screencast video presentation
that presents each slide in more detail.

Must use at least three scholarly resources.

Must conform to the screencast time limit of between three and
five minutes.

Must have appropriate in-text citations for all sources in APA
style as outlined in the Ashford Writing

Center.

Must include a separate reference slide that is formatted
according to APA style as outlined in the

Ashford Writing Center.

 

SOC 313 Week 3 DQ 1 Endocrine System Disorders (Diabetes)

Endocrine System Disorders (Diabetes).  Prior to engaging in
this discussion, read

Chapter 5 in your text, watch the  Peter Attia: Is the
obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? video, and review

any relevant Instructor Guidance.

For this discussion, please reference the information in  the
“Introduction to the Miller Family” document. Lila

Miller Goldberg is a 45-year-old diabetic. She had difficulty
losing weight since her pregnancy years ago and has

started experiencing symptoms related to her condition. She has
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), and

has been symptomatic for more than 10 years. She has been
resistant about changing her diet and  has been

inconsistent with treatment, despite her health. She always hated
her mother Ella’s fixation on nutrition while she

was growing up, the different diets she tried, and the “weird
meals” she prepared. She prefers quick and easy

convenience foods, fast food, and what tastes good. After all, she
is a busy working mom! She has never liked to

exercise and, with the pain that has developed  in her feet,
it is physically too difficult.

Analyze and discuss the relationship between Lila’s environment
growing up, her physiology, and her attitudes

and behaviors. Use the following questions to guide your
explanation, and be certain to apply basic medical

terminology as appropriate.

How might Lila’s condition affect her thinking, her relationships,
and social situations? In  what ways

might these factors worsen her condition? How has Lila’s aversion
to her mother’s dietary fanaticism while she was growing up affected her
choices

and, as a result, her health?

How might Lila’s condition of being overweight impact her
relationships?

How might others in Lila’s family and community view her, and how
might this affect how she views

herself?

What do you believe are Lila’s options at this time?  Cite
research that supports your reasoning.

If you were Lila’s close friend, how might you counsel her based
upon your understanding of the

biopsychosocial aspects related to her position? Provide evidence
from the available resources.

 

SOC 313 Week 3 DQ 2 Cardiovascular Health  A Woman’s
Issue? 


Cardiovascular Health: A Woman’s Issue?  Prior to engaging in
this discussion, read

Chapter 6 in your text, watch the Noel Bairey Merz: The Single
Biggest Health Threat Women Face and the Go

Red for Women Presents: ‘Just a Little Heart Attack’ videos, and
review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

Analyze the new research indicating that heart disease may affect
females more than males and comment upon

how gender impacts our behaviors related to disease. How has the
fact that most prior research has studied heart

disease in males changed the ways in  which women perceive
the risks of heart disease and heart attacks? Do

sociocultural experiences affect how an individual reacts to
symptoms of disease? For instance, do men and

women handle disease differently? Does it depend upon the type
of  disease? How do we see disease in others

based upon gender? For example, do we see some diseases as
unfortunate and others as possibly avoidable by the

individual? Do we judge ourselves or others differently when
disease or chronic conditions are presen t? Be sure

to provide evidence from your resources to back up your statements.

 

SOC 313 Week 3 Quiz Endocrine and Cardiovascular Systems Disorders
Terminology


Question 1.

Question :

Primary hypertension is the classification given when there is no
clear cause.

 

Question 2.

Question :

Common disabilities that occur as a result of a stroke include all
but _______________.

 

 

Question 3.

Question :

When a blood clot or other debris formed in a distant part of the
body is carried to the brain and blocks one of the narrower brain arteries it
is called a_______________________.

 

Question 4.

Question :

One of the first things to occur in heart disease is the narrowing
of the _________________________ that supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to
the heart muscle.

Question 5.

Question :

When a blood vessel in the brain leaks or bursts, bleeding occurs
into or around the brain stopping or decreasing blood flow to other areas of
the brain.  This is called a/an ________________________.

Question 6.

Question :

________________________ is a simple sugar that all cells use as
an energy source.

Question 7.

Question :

When a blood vessel becomes mostly or totally blocked,
_______________________ may result.

Question 8.

Question :

Diabetes is characterized by __________.

Question 9.

Question :

_________________ happens with exertion, emotional upset, exposure
to cold or overeating, and resolves with rest or from taking a medication.

Question 10.

Question :

Interruption of normal blood flow to part of the brain is known as
__________.

 

SOC 313 Week 3 Final Paper Outline

Review the assignment instructions for your

Final Paper found in Week Five of  your online course or in
the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of

this  guide. This assignment will include a thorough outline
of your  Final Paper, which you will build on to

complete the final assignment.

Provide a thorough introductory paragraph that summarizes 
your topic and includes a succinct thesis statement.

Briefly outline each of the topics and subtopics and detail how
they pertain to the questions noted in the

instructions.  Include an annotated bibliography of at least
five scholarly sources. For each source, provide a

complete reference, a brief description, and a rationale statement
that explains how it is pertinent to your paper

and supports your findings. For assistance  with creating
your outline, see the Outline Form page on the Ashford

Writing Center website.

 

SOC 313 Week 4 DQ 1 Psychiatric Conditions

Psychiatric Conditions: Bias and Shame.  Prior to engaging in
this discussion, read

Chapters 7 and 8 in your text as well as the articles by Clark, et
al. (2013) and Cummins (2013). It is highly

recommended that you also watch one or two of the  videos on
mental illness from the TED playlist, All kinds of

minds (9 talks), as these provide valuable insights into a variety
of disorders and the issues associated with them.

For this discussion, refer to the information in the “Introduction
to the Miller Family document.” Lucy Miller is a

20-year-old college student who has recently been diagnosed with
bipolar disorder. Sarah Miller, her mother,

recalls that as a teen, Lucy would get very talkative at night and
couldn’t go to sleep. Sarah also recalled th at

Lucy was kicked off the cheerleading squad when her GPA fell below
3.0, and that during this time, Lucy’s

friends were being mean to her. When this occurred, Lucy was
“really down” for a couple of months. She didn’t

want to talk to a counselor and she told her mother Sarah that she
would be fine. Lucy blamed the entire situation

on the issues with the girls in her class. However, coping with
the mood swings became increasingly difficult for

her. Lucy began experimenting casually with illegal drugs and
found that they helped. Unfortunately, she kept

getting them from friends at school and has now become addicted to
them.

Examine the potential biological basis for Lucy’s psychological
disorder. What, if anything, in her family history

might point to this issue being hereditary?  Be sure to apply
basic medical terminology where appropriate. Consider the biases that are often
held regarding mental illness. How much volition is involved in mental illness?

How much is related to environment and genetics?  Do we think
about mental illness differently when we know

the person well versus if the  person is a stranger (e.g., a
homeless individual or a panhandler on the street)?

Analyze the impact that our stage of lifespan development has on
how we think of our own mental health and the

mental health of others. What impact does it have on our
associated behaviors and the  long-term outcomes

associated with the disorder?

 

SOC 313 Week 4 DQ 2 Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse.  Prior to engaging in this discussion,
review Chapters 7 and 8 in your

text, read “Recovering Health Through Cultural Traditions” by
Krohn (2013), and review any relevant Instructor

Guidance.

Refer to the information in the “Introduction to the Miller
Family”  document. For this discussion, choose one of

the following family members currently exp eriencing issues with
substance abuse and complete the discussion

according to the instructions below.

Option 1:  Lucy Miller – As we learned in Discussion 1 this
week, this 20-year-old college student has recently

been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As a coping mechanism for
her wild mood changes, Lucy began

experimenting with illegal drugs while still in high school and
has now become addicted to them.

Option 2: Lucy’s younger brother, Josh, was recently discovered
using marijuana. His response to his parents

when confronted was, “It’s just an herb! Grandma Ella says as long
as it is natural, it is good.” In truth, Grandma

Ella hasn’t said anything about marijuana and does not know that
Josh has been using it.

Option 3: Sam Miller, Lucy and Josh’s uncle, is an alcoholic. He
is 50 years old, divorced, and estranged from

both his ex-wife and their only son. He’s had no contact with
either of them for many years. Sam has a long

history of work and legal problems related to drinking. The family
sees him as a “loser.” After choosing one of the people above, analyze the
biology of substance abuse and describe its potential for

dependence in certain families and the outcomes of various
behaviors. Is it likely that Lucy, Josh, or Sam had a

genetic predisposition to alcohol or substance addition? How does
lifespan development make a difference in

propensity to abuse substances? How does the stage of life at
which the abuse begins impact t he user’s

behaviors?

 

SOC 313 Week 4 Quiz Psychiatric Conditions and Substance Abuse
Terminology


Question 1.

Question :

Attention is paid in the development of disorders of the autism
spectrum to development of ASD symptoms by the eighth year of age.

Question 2.

Question :

In schizophrenia, there are positive symptoms, negative symptoms
and cognitive symptoms. These symptoms are exhibited as ____________,
____________, and _______________, respectively.

Question 3.

Question :

A __________________________ is a type of measurement of several
components which could be useful in identifying the risk of an individual
developing a specific disorder.

Question 4.

Question :

A famous example of an institution for mentally ill who could not
be cared for by relatives was Bethlem Royal Hospital, universally called
“Bedlam.”

Question 5.

Question :

The “war on drugs” is indicative of the sentiment regarding drug
use that focuses on strict punishment and deterrence treated by the criminal
justice system called:

Question 6.

Question :

The most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
is referred to as the __________.

Question 7.

Question :

One of the biggest problems with smoking on a
___________________level is passive or second-hand smoke.

Question 8.

Question :

_________________________ can be either an alternative method of
ingesting tobacco or part of a smoking cessation program.

 

 

Question 9.

Question :

An early term related to a 12-year study of a subculture of people
who used heroin, were homeless, and marginalized individuals is
______________________.

Question 10.

Question :

There is no clear definition for “mental health” short of the
absence of mental disorders.

 

SOC 313 Week 5 DQ 1 Discharge Planning

Discharge Planning.  Prior to engaging in this discussion,
read Chapters 10 and 11 in

your text as well as the “Steps for Effective Discharge Planning”
article, and review any relevant Instructor

Guidance.

For this discussion, refer to the information in the “Introduction
to the Miller Family” document.

Select one of the family members below whose medical condition has
the potential to have worsened to the point

that they would need to be hospitalized. Once you have chosen your
subject, create a discharge scenario. Each of

these family members has been introduc ed in an earlier
assignment. Be sure to review your materials for that

assignment including any relevant instructor feedback. Option 1:
Elías – leukemia

Option 2: Lila – diabetes (IDDM)

Option 3: Sam – liver disease caused by heavy drinking

Option 4: Lucy – bipolar disorder and serious substance abuse
(dual diagnosis)

In your initial post, create and present a possible scenario in
order to respond to the subject’s discharge from the

hospital. See earlier assignments for samples of how to begin
crafting the  scenario for your subject. Remember to

be creative, refer to the “Introduction to the Miller Family”
document, and include as much detailed information

as appropriate. Be sure to address the following points in your
initial post.

Describe the specific issues that need to be addressed when 
discharging this patient.

Briefly identify who (individuals, professionals, agencies, or
organizations) might be identified in the

plan, what needs to be done, and when  it should happen.

Identify community resources (e.g., doctors, counselors, and
agencies ) that will be needed, what their

roles are in the plan, and assess how they might meet the needs of
your patient. Integrate the biological

theory of intellect and cognition with your subject’s
sociocultural experiences in order to better ascertain

his or her needs.

Identify and discuss at least one barrier for success based 
on the individual’s intellect and his or her

sociocultural experiences and perspectives. Critique the
contributions of community-based programs and

how they might alleviate issues related to this barrier.

 

SOC 313 Week 5 DQ 2 Trends in Health Care

Trends in Health Care.  Watch one of the eight videos from
The Future of Medicine

playlist.  Then, go to the Ashford University Library and
find two research articles related to the social impact or

relevance of the topic addressed in your selected video. For
assistance with finding peer-reviewed articles, please

see the tutorial on the Ashford University Library website.
Consider the work you have completed in the previous

discussions throughout the course. Summarize how we,  as
individuals, are affected by disease, disability, or

disorder. What emotions do we experience toward others with these
conditions (empathy, judgment, fear, guilt)? Critique the contributions of
community-based programs and how they influence our societal reactions to

diseases, disabilities, and disorders.  Examine and comment
on the ways in which individuals, families,

communities, and society as a whole will either benefit or suffer
from current directions. Do the trends seem to

indicate a path toward better health care for the individual,
improved availability of needed care, changes or

options in types of care, and better resources in the community?
List at least two potential positive directions and

two potential negative directions or barriers still left
unaddressed.   Offer your own ideas for improving health care

in the future. For example, do we need more technology, financing,
community resources, options , or alternatives

in handling our health care? Do you feel that we are heading in
the right direction?

 

SOC 313 Week 5 Final Paper Where is the best place for Ella

Final Paper.  The complete instructions for the Final Paper
can be found in Week Five of your

online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section
of this guide.

 
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