There are five life factors that can effect a person’s growth and development, these are; • Genetic • Biological • Environmental • Socioeconomic • Lifestyle
Determinism/Choice and Interaction
Determinism is the belief that your future is fixed or determined, either by what you have genetically inherited or by your social environment and experience. The alternative to determinism is choice and interaction this is the belief that people can take control of their own lives through the choices they make. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘free will’ viewpoint.
Genetics is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. Although half of our chromosomes come from your mother and half come from your father, your genetic pattern is quite different from your parents.
A genetic disorder is an illness caused by abnormalities in the genes or chromosomes, especially an illness which is present from birth. Many genetic disorders are quite rare and affect one person in every thousands or millions. Genetic disorders may or may not be heritable, meaning the disease/condition is passed down through the genes.
Sickle Cell Anaemia Disease
An example of a genetic disorder is Sickle Cell Anaemia;
What is it?
Sickle cell anemia is a disease where your body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. The cells are shaped like a crescent or sickle used to cut wheat. As the sickle cell blood cells don't last as long as normal round red blood cells this then leads to anemia. The sickle cells can also get stuck in blood vessels, blocking blood flow and are unable to get oxygen around the body effectively.
How do people get Sickle Cell Anemia?
As Sickle Cell Anemia is inherited through a recessive pattern, it means that a child will not get it unless both parents pass