. The psychology of health and illness:

Ogden, J. (2017). The psychology of health and illness: An open access course. The psychology of health and illness.pdf

  • Read pages 92 – 98

Weaver, M. S., Heinze, K. E., Kelly, K. P., Wiener, L., Casey, R. L., Bell, C. J., Wolfe, J., Garee, A. M., Watson, A.,& Hinds, P. S. (2015). Palliative care as a standard of care in pediatric oncology. Pediatric blood & cancer, 62 Suppl 5(Suppl 5), S829-33. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198905/ or download the pdf.

Zhu, Y., Liu, J., Qu, B., Yi, Z. (2018). Quality of life, loneliness and health-related characteristics among older people in Liaoning province, China: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. Retrieved from https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/11/e021822.long

Video ResourcesWinch, G. (2014, November). The case for emotional hygiene [Video file]. TED. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygiene

Part 1

Consider a time when you were ill and experienced a decrease in your Quality of Life (either short term or long term).  Discuss the ways the illness negatively impacted your Quality of Life.  Also, share the impact of medical or CAM treatments on your Quality of Life if applicable.  If you haven’t ever had an illness that negatively impacted your Quality of Life, you can discuss the experience of a family member or friend.

End your discussion with one well thought out question related to this unit or to health psychology in general.

Your Discussion should be at least 250 words in length, but not more than 750 words. Use APA citations and references for the textbook and any other sources used.

Part 2

As you reflect back on what you learned in this course, share one or two of the most helpful insights you gained along with a brief description of the theories or ideas that led to those insights. How do you plan to apply what you learned in this course?

The Learning Journal entry should be a minimum of 400 words and not more than 750 words. Use APA citations and references if you use ideas from the readings or other sources.

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