Impact of illness on the family’s stability?
•What impact does illness, disability, or death of a family member have on the social and emotional stability of the family?
Integrate what you observed and learned from the video “I Want to Want to,” and the readings from this unit, into a discussion about how factors such as onset, course, outcome, and degree of incapacitation of an illness may create differing stresses relating to the family’s stage of life-cycle development.
•What impact might misemployment or unemployment of individuals experiencing chronic illness and/or disability have on the family relationships and sense of self for the individual? •How could the expected or anticipated future of the family change and how might the family respond? •What are some clinical interventions you could use as a counselor to work with the emotional distress of the family system? •How would you address issues of work and career for this client? Utilize the career decision-making models in your response as discussed in course readings.