Asked by arlette tsongo on Jul 09, 2024



Compare the processes involved with adjusting to chronic illness and facing death.​

Chronic Illness

A long-lasting health condition that can be controlled but not cured, often requiring ongoing management and care.

Facing Death

The process or act of dealing with the prospect of dying or the end of life, which can involve emotional, psychological, spiritual, and practical aspects.

  • Differentiate between emotional responses to grief and chronic illness adaptation.

Verified Answer

Zybrea Knight

3 days ago

Final Answer :
A. Both processes involve loss.
1. People diagnosed with chronic disease recognize the loss of their health and grieve for that loss.
2. People whose children receive a diagnosis of a chronic disease also grieve for the loss of the health of their children.
3. People who receive a diagnosis of a terminal illness usually experience grief as one of the adaptations to impending death.
B. Both processes involve adaptation.
1. People with chronic illnesses must make many adaptations, including dealing with the health care system, performing self-care for their disease, renegotiating personal relationships, managing finances, and trying to be as normal as possible.
2. People who are dying must assume the dying role and made adaptations with regard to practical, relational, and personal issues.
C. Barriers to both processes come from the health care system.
1. People with chronic illnesses often have trouble negotiating the health care system; that system is oriented toward cures, which do not apply to their situation.
2. People facing death may not have access to palliative care and be trapped in the health care system that is oriented toward cures.