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HAD 570 Psychological Aspects of Chronic Disease and Disability (3 credits)

A survey of psychological social and behavioral theories and principles as they relate to the experiences of chronic illness and disability. The course will emphasize the impact of the experiences on the patient in terms of motivation and life satisfaction, restructuring social support systems and changes in psychosocial/developmental needs. Attention will be given to the changing role of the health professional as direct care provider, manager, consultant and advocate.