In this Project assignment you will be reflecting on your health and illness beliefs as important background information for your submission, My Personal Self-Care Action Plan.
Use the posts from this week's discussion forum as well as the interview results to respond to the questions below. The paper should be no more than 5 – 8 pages and APA Editorial Format must be used for citations and references used.
Please answer the following questions in your paper:
- What are your personal health and illness beliefs?
- Where and from whom did you learn these beliefs?
- How do your beliefs affect your health?
- How have you managed your own illnesses based on these beliefs?
- Have you encountered any challenges in managing your own health/illness due to your beliefs? If so, what were they and how do you deal with them.
- How do your beliefs compare with the approaches found in the readings for this week?
- What were the similarities and differences between your beliefs and those people you interviewed?
- Were you surprised by any of the findings, and if so, why.
- Did the readings or the interviews change your perceptions about your own beliefs?
- What have you learned about health and illness beliefs from this week's readings and activities?