PSY 352 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1: Discuss psychology’s involvement in health by identifying three current problems in the health care systems. Include current research with examples. For instance private health care or affordable health care.
PSY 352 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2: What potential biological, psychological, and ethical dilemmas might arise from using placebos in health care?
PSY 352 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1: Discuss developmental, gender, and sociocultural factors in health. Provide examples of each and identify the impact on the individual and the community.
PSY 352 Topic 2 Discussion Questions 2: What is meant by patient adherence? What are some factors related to seeking medical treatment? Who will and will not use health services?
PSY 352 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1: Discuss the biopsychosocial factors of stress. Explain the ramifications.
PSY 352 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2: Discuss how everyday stress impacts life from a biological, psychological and psychosocial perspective. Provide an example of each with scholarly support.
PSY 352 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1: Ken Garoo hurt his back at work 2 years ago, and since then, he has experienced periods where he could not work due to low-back pain. Worker’s compensation has helped financially during those times. His wife has take on extra responsibility completing chores and caring for him. His physician is reluctant to prescribe more opiate analgesics and would like to see him get into a program that would help alleviate his pain. “What CAM/s can be recommended to help Ken? Provide examples and support to substantiate the response.
PSY 352 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2: What are the advantage and disadvantages of physiological measures, behavioural assessment, and self-support measures of pain?
PSY 352 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1: In what way does chronic illness have an impact on patients, caregivers, and their families?
PSY 352 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2: Discuss how lifestyle choices can be associated with cancer. Are there ways to prevent this predisposition? Why or why not?
PSY 352 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1: What are the health risks associated with pipes, cigars, cigarettes, vaping/or e-cigarettes for the lifespan of an individual?
PSY 352 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2: Explore the health effects of illegal substance use with legal substances. Do all substances generate health problems? Why or why not?
PSY 352 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1: What are the five components of food essential to health? What are the consequences when these components are missing from diet?
PSY 352 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2: Describe the dangers associated with steroid use and exercise throughout the lifespan.
PSY 352 Topic 8 Discussion Questions 1: What is your opinion on end-of-life issue? Do you believe, ethically, that individuals have the right to choose when and how to die? Why or why not?
PSY 352 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2: What current factors have affected (and may continue to affect) the growth of health psychology?