Describe the chronic illness trajectory.

TASK

Consider the following factors that affect chronic illness when responding to your selected topic — pain, stigma, social isolation, altered mobility, or fatigue.

Topic 1

· Based on the research, which of the factors above have the greatest impact on a patient? Why?

· Contrast at least two ways the factors would affect a twelve-year-old with the way they would affect a seventy-five-year-old.

Topic 2

Consider the twelve-year-old and the seventy-five-year-old have a chronic illness.

· Describe the chronic illness trajectory.

· How does the chronically ill patient’s illness trajectory influence the plan of care?