Project #70986 - Soc. Health & Illness - Mod #5 and Disc #5

Assignment 5

 

Think about the concept of illness narrative, as discussed in Module 5. For example, consider how the self help literature helped individuals with FMS understand their disease and cope with it.

In about 2 pages double spaced (500-600 words max), discuss how online web communities or forums affected our understanding of a particular disease or illness. Specifically, I am thinking of the wide availability of online discussion forums for many different conditions (FMS, anorexia, diabetes, to name a few).

Do an internet search for some sort of online discussion board or forum for individuals with a shared illness. You may use one of my examples above, or find your own. Participation in the online forum is not necessary, although if you need to do a free registration to view posts, then you may do that. Exercise caution in what you sign up for!

How do these forums contribute to how individuals understand their illness? Are they a good thing? Give a brief summary of the type of information being shared. Can you perceive negative impacts of the forum? That is, will it provide recommendations that go against standard medical advice?

 

 Then,

 

Mo         Disc # 5

Refering to  Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS).  Post a Comment about the social factors impacting this disease. You are free to take this in many directions. I provide a few suggestions below, but please do not limit yourself to these topics though either. I am also NOT looking for you to start a post and list these four questions, and then comment on all 4 at once. Focus in on specific issues.

For example:

How does someone come to know they have FMS? Are symptoms clearly identified or defined?

Consider how the self-help literature impacts the disease and diagnosis of it.

How do you think this reading/analysis impacts the validity or skepticism of the existence of FMS?

Can you think of other diseases in our society that have similar "illness narratives"?

 

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