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DQ 1) How has treatment, prevention and social support for chronic illness changed over time? Provide a specific example. What suggestions would you provide for continued changes?

DQ 2) Choose a chronic illness and outline the behavioral and biological risk factors associated with that illness. How might health professionals help those living with a chronic illness cope? Chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS may have a stigma associated with them. Explain the biological, psychological, social, and cultural impact of HIV/AIDS and how these have changed over time.

For each DQ elaborate within 260-300 words. Use in text citations accordingly. Use scholarly reference(s) along with the one(s) attached as well

Read Chapters 10 and 12 in Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach.

Read “Community Health Workers Versus Nurses as Counselors or Case Managers in a Self-Help Diabetes Management Program,” by Kim, Kim, Lee, Nguyen, Bone, & Levine, from American Journal of Public Health (2016

Read “The Role of Mutual Help Groups in Extending the Framework of Treatment,” by Kelly & Yeterian, from Alcohol Research & Health (2011).

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