The Family with Chronically Ill Children.

Jie Ren; Jingyi Deng; Helana Afroz

The Family with Chronically Ill Children

Chronic disease is a condition that lasts for a very long time, usually more than three months and cannot be cured completely, although some chronic diseases can be controlled or managed through lifestyle change and certain medication. The data presented on Michigan Medical website (2012) shows that 15% to 18% of the children in the United States live with chronic disease including Asthma, Diabetes, Cancer, Cerebral palsy and chronic pain. Children diagnosed with a chronic illness (CI) often experience physical, psychological, and social disadvantages (Clarke & Eiser, 2004).

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Intranasal Oxytocin Administration of Autism

Intranasal Oxytocin Administration of Autism

 

On May 24th, the University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine (2017) reported a news about a

recent study pointed out the lower 8IU intranasal administration of oxytocin using novel Breath Powered device increases the overt emotional perception among the ASD patient, promoted an important step for potential pharmacological treatment in ASD.

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Reflection on Dynamic Landscape in Southern Gothic

Reflection on Dynamic Landscape in Southern Gothic

“Yesterday won’t be over until tomorrow and tomorrow began ten thousand years ago.” (Faulkner 124). Faulkner’s inspiration in Intruder in the Dust, explains the sense of frustration, repression and resignation are the legacy of the dignified influence from the historical suffering, buried inside the southern gothic landscaping. Literature scenes set the basic imagery with cultural background and build the original mood for the story, which distinguishes from the scenes in a southern gothic style that containing the reminder of the impact from haunted regional historical past. Southern writers are interested in the intertwined a horrible beauty with threatening darkness, connected present and past.  In Gone girl, images of the south are more than the memorial of the impact from past trauma. Flynn drew on the dynamic sites of southern landscape, through the terror of, secrets behind landscaping and the unsettling events,  revealed the present reality of some social sickness, also took account for the great influence from the past trauma.

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Self-Assessment with the Genogram 

Self-Assessment with the Genogram

It took me less than five minutes to finish my family genogram within the range of three generations. Relationships are always more complicated than the types of line used in the genogram. In my family, a profound change existed behind the straightforward genogram which could only show the family in plain sight. In this article, I am going to write an overview of the similarities and differences across my family and assess the relationships between my family members and their impact on me.

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 Communication of Love and Common Categories  

Communication of Love and Common Categories

Introduction

The relationship between people always reminds me of a chemical reaction. It is a process involving the fabulous magic moments, with all the possibilities and complexities happened in the interaction. Like substances change the position of electrons to create or break the bond of atoms, we share, exchange, express, and response when we are in the communication, trying to find out our relationships. Communications, as a significant process, can be a conversation, language, linguistic, any medium help you deliver your information. I start to know the dynamic and complicated characteristics of the communication when I evaluate communication under one everlasting topic, love. Love contains the variety of emotions, can be communicated differently under different common categories human all have. These types somehow impact the nature of love, also our expression and interpretation about love. This paper will explore the changes and differences in the communication of love under the impact of three categories, first is the physical characteristic, second is generation and age, the last one is social class. Beyond that, I will further discuss how these common categories influenced the way I behave and how other people think about me, and my point view about the love.

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The need for restrictive solitary confinement

The need for restrictive solitary confinement

Introduction

A legal decision on illegal solitary confinement came too late for Faqiri, a racialized, mentally ill men, and his family. He was held in segregation while waited for transferring to the mental illness facility, his family was refused to visit during his detention, the disappointment of Faqiri’s death reached them, and the cause of death remains unknown after 12-month waiting. Not only Faqiri but also the amount of unnecessary death inside the isolated cell could be found, from a 19-year old juvenile Ashley Smith to Edward Showshoe who took his own life at the Edmonton Institutions. Since then, the significant adverse effect inmate, their family, and the society, the public started doubt prolong isolation for inmates as a punishment would be inappropriate. In this paper, I am going to discuss the use of protracted segregation in jails, should the government restrict the improper use of solitary confinement as a punishment in jails and prisons. In my perspective, I argue against the inappropriate use of prolonged solitary confinement, Canadian Correctional Institution should strike down the use of solitary confinement as a punishment due to its violation to the individual moral right, public health and safety and its cost of maximum money.

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