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Chronic illness: intellectual and developmental disabilities

Watch the MSNBC video  Americans Living with Chronic Illness that ran on the “Today Show” on 1/25/07 with Meredith Vieira.  (The video runs 7 min and 26 sec.)



In Chapter 5-9 of the Text, several medical conditions are discussed.  Select one of the conditions and explore the psycho-social dimensions of the condition in greater detail than is found in the Text. Write a 3 page paper (excluding the cover page) in APA format.

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Use the following format:


    Title Page: Chapter 7   Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

        Topic of the Paper: 

        Student Name:

        Name of the Course: SOC 131

        Instructor: Name Dr. Allen Robert

        Date Due:


    Introduction: In this section provide an overview of the issue/topic area to be discussed.

        Describe the topic of the paper

        Provide an overview of the topic to be addressed in the paper, previewing the major points.


        Define/describe the selected issue/topic

        Select from the following, and list the issue/topic to be discussed


            Social Role

            Vocational Role

            Psychological perspective

            Misconceptions held by the general public in relationship to the medical condition.

        Analyze a minimum of three sources for:    

            Two interventions that may facilitate independence

            Two factors that may act as restraining forces.  The restraining forces are those things can possibly lead to the person not taking advantage of the interventions available. Two restraining forces can be the lack of education regarding the harmful affects of alcohol abuse and the “normalization” of drinking.         

            Use your sources to support the interventions and factors

            Of your three sources, one may be the Text, one may be a professional website such as the American Psychological Association, etc., and one must be a scholarly journal

    Discussion: Provide a discussion of the interventions and the restraining factors in paragraph form.  The discussion must be constructive and reflect thoughtful application.


    Reference Page

        APA style

        A minimum of three sources



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