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Case Study: Assessment and Diagnoses
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Case Study of Maria and Family: Assessment and Diagnoses Name of Student Name of University Case Study of Maria and Family: Assessment and Diagnoses The case of Maria and her family is difficult because there are so many factors involved. The challenge for the family is that none of their needs are currently being met in a positive way.
The family is being affected on all levels (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) as they attempt to deal with Peter’s illness. The Family and Healthcare Functions Affective Both parents are working but much of their money goes to support Peter. Currently, Maria is in trouble at work (she is a full-time teacher) because of the time she has had to take off work to care for Peter; her husband Jose is a mechanic. Maria and her husband do not have time to spend with each other because they have to work. Katy seems to feel unloved and unattended to because she is acting out at school and at home. She appears to be angry at the attention going to Peter, because she refuses to go to the hospital to see him. Katy’s behavior changed since Peter’s illness was diagnosed. The case study says that there are no marital problems, but the family is having problems dealing with Peter, and cannot provide mutual nurturance to each other or to the other children. All of the children still live at home. The fact that everyone must focus on Peter, takes away from the children and their emotional needs. One could say that this is a cohesive family that falls into the category of connected in moderate to high cohesion. ...
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