INTRODUCTION: TOPIC SENTENCE:
HYPOTHESIS: The influence of chronic medical conditions on adolescents has a great significance on the psychological development however the efforts of heath care professionals can promote a healthy psychological development.
OUTLINE OF ESSAY :The first part of this essay will be demonstrating the theories and psychological concepts that relate to the influence of chronic illness upon the adolescent. Following this the exploration of the positive attributes the health practitioner has on the psychological development.
THE INFLUENCE OF ILLNESS ON THE WELLBEING OF THE ADOLESCENT CAN BE EXPLORED THROUGH THEORIES TOPIC SENTENCE:
> It is first important to consider that the influence of the chronic illness on the adolescence depends on the severity of the illness. For this essay the chronic illness considered will be of mild-high severity. The onset of the chronic illness will also be considered, this essay will be identifying with early onset.
> PIAGETS FORMAL OPERATIONS
- Ability to move from "what is" to "might be" and "could be" Piaget identified through the theory of formal operations (cognitive theory) that the adolescent become equip with the ability to think beyond the "Concrete Operational Stage" of development. Within this stage of "Formal Operations" the adolescent can identify the severity of their illness and the impact it has on their life. With this abstract thinking the adolescent becomes more stressed about their condition. Mortality is linked to this chronic illness . This elevation of stress
However its not just mortality that is taken into account with chronic illness , it is also important to consider the psychosocial influence that is also impacted. Erikson's Identity VS Role Confusion is...