This course addresses the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of chronic health conditions, traumatic injuries, and disabilities. The readings will include an evidenced-based handbook on psychosocial adjustment to illness; peer-reviewed articles; and memoirs from the vantage point of the patient, caregiver, and healthcare provider. This course is community-based; therefore, it will also include a field experience at a local rehabilitation hospital.
Fulfills a credit in the Psychology major.
Fulfills a credit in the Health and Human Values interdisciplinary minor.