Obtain “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi (ISBN10:1847923674)
book: Print ISBN: 9781292003139, 1292003138
ISBN: 9781292003146, 1292003146
Week 1: Pages 1-67 to the end of the paragraph where
Mari thought, “I’m so tired–please God, let there be mets.”
Chose one of this equations:
Paul initially brushed off his symptoms, how does this fit or not
fit what you have learned about coping in this unit?Describe symptom perception and
interpretation as it relates to the very early phases of Paul’s illness?Discuss Paul’s health-risk and health-protective behaviours during
his young life, as well as any factors that may contribute to his resilience as
he embarks upon his battle with cancer.
During each of the three weeks, you are to submit the following:•
A primary entry. Each primary entry should be 150 to 175 words and
be in response to a question posed for that particular week.
The title of your entry should begin with “PRIMARY” and the first
word of your entry should be “PRIMARY.” This will ensure we can easily
distinguish your primary entry for marking purposes.
Any entries without this heading will be marked as a secondary entry.
You should reference specific concepts to ground your ideas in factual, conceptual,
and/or theoretical information learned in this unit. This is an opportunity to
demonstrate the knowledge you have gained about demographics, health
behaviours, coping styles, and ways in which illness impacts individuals and
families. By making reference to concepts introduced in the learning materials,
you will enrich your entries and refresh your memory of those concepts, which
will help cement your knowledge in preparation for the exam.
In addition to exploring one man’s experience with terminal illness, this
assessment is an opportunity to reflect on your own feelings about health and
Entries should coalesce academic remarks with personal reflections about
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