Course Number: HSC331
PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF CHRONIC ILLNESS ON PERSON AND ENVIRONMENT
Chronic illness affects and is affected by individuals, their families, communities, cultures, and society. Students will learn how to critically examine these complex interactions from both theoretical and practical perspectives. This course explores the psychological and social aspects of chronic illnesses, with an emphasis on empowerment of people living with chronic illness. Students will also develop an understanding of stigma in the experience of chronic illness. Emphasis will be placed on connecting individuals, families and communities with resources to successfully manage chronic conditions.
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