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Name and outline the main stage theory of adjustment.

Kubler-Ross’ theory of adjustment
Denial Anger


State some factors that show lack of evidence for these stages.

Doesn’t account for variability in response
Places the patients in a passive role
Fail to consider social or cultural factors
Focus on emotional responses and neglect cognitions and behaviour
Pathologise people who do not pass through these stages


State five myths about coping with loss as described by Wortman and Silver.

Distress or depression is inevitable
Distress is necessary, and failure to express distress is indicative of pathology
The importance of ‘working through’ loss
Expectations of recovery
Reaching a state of resolution


Outline Moos’ crisis theory for coping with serious illness and applications.

First stage:
 Illness – related factors
 Background and personal factors
 Physical and social environmental factors
Coping process:
 Coping appraisal
 Adaptive tasks
 Coping skills This all leads to outcome of the crisis


What are the applications of this model?

It allows prediction of how the patient is likely to react to coping with a chronic illness based on their illness-related factors, background and personal factors, and physical and social environmental factors


What are the 5 dimensions of Leventhal’s illness representations model?

Identity – labelling of the illness/symptoms
Timeline – client’s view on how long the problem will last
Curability/Controlability – client’s expectations


Describe the WHO classification of functioning.

Body functions– physiological functions of body systems
Body structures– anatomical parts of the body
Impairments– problem in body function or structure
Activity– the execution of a task or action by an individual
Participation– involvement in a life situation
Environmental factors– make up the physical, social and attitudinal environment in which people live and conduct their lives