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PSY333H1 Study Guide - Midlife Crisis, Chronic Condition, Terminal Illness


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY333H1
Professor
Nevena Simic

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PSY333 JUNE 18, 2012
TERMINAL ILLNESS
DIAGNOSES DISEASE THA WILL KILL YOU IMMENITLEY
PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUE
HOW CONCEPTUALIZE DEATH
HOW DEATH DIFFER ACROSS LIFESPAND, CHIDL VS ADOL VS ADULT WHAT EMEAN COME TO GRIPS
TWITH IT ETC
What are the leading causes of detah in Canada
- Malingent neoplasms (2008) cancers
- Next was heart disease and stroke, casrdiovasuclar only sdewcond to cancer
- Resp distress chronic
- Finally accidents
Death as a function of age
When and how do people diue
- Average life expect in Canada is 80.3 years world wide 78
- Beginning of the 20th century 47.3, why the huge increase
- Death from acute illness
- Infdant mortality has gone down
- 1940 47/1000 live births
- 2006 6.7 deaths/1000 live births in america
- More people coming in and survuive in loinger
Death in infancy and childhood
- Infant mortality rate is ratio of deaths to live births
- 5.1/1000 in Canada
- Relativel;y high compared to western Europe used to be in 6th now in 24th in 2007 this Canada
- Effects of ses
- 4.0/1000 in rishect neighborhood
- 6.5/1000 in poorest (Canada)
- Is significant effect on se status in infant survuv past infancy
- Effects of culture superced sesw
- First nations is greater then non first nations , even within first nation is stratification of ses
Leading casues of death

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- Birth to year 1 congenital abnormalies and sids
- Sids 3 babies die per week in canda in 2005 before normal no problems and then just die
- Babies simply stop breathing
- More likely to occur in lower classs urban environments when mom smoked during preggo
when baby is put to sleep on stomach easily modifiable beaviour
- Back to sleep campaing in 1999 government of canaada country wide campaign reduced sids by
50 percent
- See link and modify behvaiour
- From ages 1-15 the casues shift to accidents like posionnings and falls and childhood leukemia
- How to prevent accidents modify behavior like pill bottles, edu for new mothers highlight
things how to install things, also is suprivision of children in backyard when pool is open, inside
stairs and when become more mobile, bikes without helmets, know where safe to bike ride, play
in parks then steeets
- Leukemia: cancer of bone marrow excess white blood cell production + severe anemia (80%
survival rate today) diagnoses not mean death good survival rate lingering side effects of
treatment like radiation for cognitive functioning and become sverly imapried cognitively and
brain can be retarded, earlier treatment worse off for effects, bc brain effects bc radiation
effects quicly turning over cells like bain cells and myelin and destroy newly developin areas like
cancer , myelin no immediate consequences but not develop reg skills like reading ability, delay
treatment to require basic skills can improve fucntiong in life, if before building block activeits
before easier if not harder
Chidls understading od detah
- Up to 5 death is great sleep
- No understanidgn of death as final irreversibke
- No fear they are curious
- 5-9 death as final develop
- Most children fail to understand the biology of detah
- No waking up from sleep
- Some chidleren believe death is shadowy figure (devil or ghost)
- Little bit of fantasy , figure bring end to life some sort of spirit
- 9-10 death is universal and inevitable
- Understand processes that go along with death
- Realize that person will not return
- Also understand process
Death in young adulthood
- Leading casue of death for youth 15 to 24
- 1. Unintentional injurty usually automobile
- 2. Suicide strong psych component, depression strong role and need to understand mental
health issues in young adults, for adolesnces their specific needs are, particualy understating
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