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Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.
Consider the following factors that affect chronic illness when responding to your selected topic — pain, stigma, social isolation, altered mobility, or fatigue.
- Based on the research, which of the factors above have the greatest impact on a patient? Why?
- Contrast at least two ways the factors would affect a twelve-year-old with the way they would affect a seventy-five-year-old.
Consider the twelve-year-old and the seventy-five-year-old have a chronic illness.
- Describe the chronic illness trajectory.
- How does the chronically ill patient’s illness trajectory influence the plan of care?