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Week One: Introduction to Health Psychology and Stress CheckPoint: Health Decisions and the Biopsychosocial Model Assignment: Daily Hassles Self-Assessment Week Two: Stress and Its Effects on Health Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Stress, Health, and Everything in Between Week Three: Health and Behavior CheckPoint: A Day in the Life of Josie Assignment: Health Promotion Program Week Four: Substance Use and Abuse Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Amanda Wants Help Week Five: Health Services CheckPoint: Culture and Health Behaviors Assignment: The Best and Worst of Two Systems Week Six: The Role of Health Psychology in Hospitals Discussion Questions


CheckPoint: Coping Styles and Psychological Preparation Week Seven: Pain and Its Management CheckPoint: Pain Matrix Assignment: Treatment Options for Clinical Pain Week Eight: Coping with Chronic and Life-Threatening Illnesses Discussion Questions CheckPoint: Mary’s Battle Week Nine: Health Psychology and Health Care Delivery Capstone CheckPoint Final Project: Health Psychology Committee Report

HCA 250 Week 1 Assignment - Daily Hassles Self-Assessment Assignment: Daily Hassles Self-Assessment • Resource: Table 3A.1 on p. 82 of Health Psychology • Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum] • Print and complete the self-assessment on p. 82 of the text. • Answer the following in a 500- to 750-word response: o Compare your total hassle score with the given relative hassle scores. How stressed are you in relation to your peers? o Select one event that had a high frequency of occurrence. What can you do to lessen the frequency of this event? o Select three different hassle events you have assigned a score of at least 2 (hassle event occurs occasionally). What biological, psychological, and social impacts do the three selected hassle events have on you when they occur? How can you reduce or eliminate stress caused by the events when they occur? o Identify at least one system in your life that provides support for the social aspect of the biopsychosocial model. How does that social support system respond when you are under stress? In what way does it help promote your overall (psychological and physical) health or healthy behaviors? o Are any examples of stress events in the table, or any other stress events you can think of, good for your health or performance? Explain.

HCA 250 Week 1 CheckPoint - Health Decisions and the Biopsychosocial Model CheckPoint: Health Decisions and the Biopsychosocial Model


How do factors in the biopsychosocial model operate when you make a decision that affects your health? Think of examples of when you made either good or poor decisions. The health consequences of your decisions can be minor or major. • Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Individual forum] • Discuss examples of health decisions from your own experiences as you respond to the following in 250 to 300 words: o Describe an example of how biological factors influenced a decision you made, and how the decision impacted your health. Biological factors include physical conditions you have either inherited or developed over time. Sample response: Heart disease runs in my family. When I turned 21, I decided to speak with my doctor about what I could do to control my risk. She provided me with Web links to help me tailor my diet and exercise to help lower my risk of getting sick, and she scheduled regular blood tests to help monitor cholesterol. The decision to see my doctor and stick with her advice will help me live a longer, healthier life. o To give an example of how psychological factors influence health decisions, describe the thought process and emotions that influenced a health decision you made in the past. What motivated you to make the decision, and how did the decision impact your health? o What role do social factors play in your health decisions? Reflect upon the influence of your values or the values of someone else. Share an example of how your values or others’ values influenced a health decision you made in the past, and describe how the decision impacted your health.

HCA 250 Week 2 Appendix C - Stress, Health, and Everything in Between CheckPoint: Stress, Health, and Everything in Between • Resources: Appendix C and Ch. 4 of Health Psychology • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] • Complete Appendix C to investigate which factors mediate the influence of stress on health. • Post Appendix C as an attachment.

HCA 250 Week 3 Assignment - Health Promotion Program Assignment: Health Promotion Program • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Design a health promotion program for individuals in the workplace or in school that results in increased physical or psychological well-being. • Define the following characteristics of your target population:


o Occupation and location (or school level) o Age range (or grade levels) o Education range (or grade levels) o Socioeconomic range o Any potential language or cultural factors o Other additional, pertinent factors • Write four one-sentence goals for the program. Each of the four goals must relate to successful program completion and should promote one specific health behavior. The sample goals below describe a work place program designed to help participants achieve and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI): Four Goals for the Workday Warrior Program: 1. Participants will adopt a regular exercise program. 2. Participants will attend 90% of meetings. 3. Participants will identify three reasons why this health behavior is important to them in the short- and long-term. 4. Participants will work toward attainment and maintenance of a healthy BMI. • Describe ways to get the target group interested in the program. What incentives would you offer to develop positive attitudes and increase motivation? When and how often will incentives be offered? How are the incentives related to program goals? • Develop ways to gauge and maintain long-term success. How will participants measure progress toward modified habits or behavior? How will the program reinforce lasting success after completion? How will the work or school environment be modified to support program goals? • Address individual needs. How might cultural beliefs impact program perceptions? What kind of support will be available to individuals who experience setbacks in goal achievement? How will the program be delivered so there is equal access among your target population (in what way, by whom, located where, in what form of media, etc.)? • Present your ideas in a 1,200- to 1,400-word APA-formatted paper with a minimum of three references other than the text. One reference must be a journal article retrieved from the University Library. Additional references must be reliable sources retrieved from the library, Internet, or elsewhere. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment. • Update Appendix B (optional).

HCA 250 Week 3 CheckPoint - A Day in the Life of Josie CheckPoint: A Day in the Life of Josie • Resource: A Day in the Life of Josie digital story located on aXcess at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca250/mm-ds/josie_runtime.html • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] • View the digital story located on this week’s aXcess page. • Write a 250- to 300-word reflection about how beliefs and behaviors affect health


promotion and disease prevention. Use examples from Josie’s experiences throughout the day.

HCA 250 Week 4 CheckPoint - Amanda Wants Help CheckPoint: Amanda Wants Help • Resources: Amanda’s MySpot profile (age 30) and this week’s videos located on aXcess. • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] • Read the following background information, based on a true story: Amanda is now 30 years old. She is still addicted to cigarettes and is abusing both alcohol and prescription pain medications. She has been unemployed for some time, has been evicted from several homes, and is now staying with her only friend. Her parents have been trying to contact her but she is afraid they will judge her. She recognizes that her life is a mess and she wants help. • View Amanda’s MySpot profile (age 30) at http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axia/hca250/myspot/myspot03.htm. • Post your 300- to 350-word response to the following: Which substance abuse recovery strategies do you believe would be most appropriate for Amanda? Base your response on Amanda’s background information, what has happened in her past, her current MySpot profile, and this week’s readings and videos. What factors in her past and present will make the recovery process difficult? What kinds of strategies would you recommend to decrease her chances of relapse? Is there an existing substance abuse recovery program you would recommend for her? Why?

HCA 250 Week 5 Appendix D - Culture and Health Behaviors CheckPoint: Culture and Health Behaviors • Resource: Appendix D • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum] • Complete Appendix D and post it as an attachment

HCA 250 Week 5 Assignment - The Best and Worst of Two Systems Assignment: The Best and Worst of Two Systems • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Compare health care delivery and management options available in the U.S with health care delivery and management options available in a different country of your choice. • Select one feature from each country’s system that, in your opinion, is the most effective in providing comprehensive patient care. In addition, select one feature from each country’s system that is least effective toward comprehensive patient care.


• Discuss your findings and defend your opinions in a 1,100- to 1,400-word paper in APA format. • Use a minimum of three sources other than the text. One reference must be a journal article retrieved from the University Library. Additional references may be reliable resources retrieved from the library, Internet, or elsewhere. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

HCA 250 Week 7 Assignment - Treatment Options for Clinical Pain Assignment: Treatment Options for Clinical Pain In this assignment, you will exercise critical thinking skills. Remember to suspend judgment while inquiring into multiple aspects of the issue. Answering the questions requires application of problem solving skills and methods, and your recommendations must be derived from your own evaluative decisions. • Resources: Ch. 12 of Health Psychology • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Consider the following three cases of clinical pain: o Case 1: Various types of pain from a below-the-knee amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy o Case 2: Acute pain from an abdominal hysterectomy o Case 3: Chronic headaches (non-migraine) • Use information from Ch. 12 of the text and other sources to help you comment on whether surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitive treatment methods would or would not be considered appropriate for each of the three clinical pain cases. Discuss and defend your answers. • Recommend an appropriate pain treatment plan employing one or more specific methods for each individual case. Describe each plan and provide support for your recommendations. • Discuss the benefits of having all four (surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitive) pain treatment methods available to chronic pain patients in a traditional hospital. • Compile your answers in a 1,200- to 1,400-word paper in APA format. Use a minimum of two sources besides the text. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

HCA 250 Week 8 CheckPoint - Mary’s Battle CheckPoint: Mary’s Battle • Resource: Appendix F • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum] • Read about Mary’s case in Appendix F. • Select four categories from the following list: o Age of patient


o Previous illness adaptation history o Quality of life during palliative care o Length/term of illness before death o Psychological support o Social support o Medical support o Financial support o Living will/legal needs o Family/friends’ needs o Spiritual needs • Discuss in 250 to 300 words how the four categories you selected might influence Mary’s adaptation to her terminal illness. Describe whether those influences will positively or negatively contribute to the success of her adaptation.

HCA 250 Week 9 Final Project - Health Psychology Committee Report Final Project: Health Psychology Committee Report Imagine a health care reform plan that mandates increased access to services you studied in this course. The goal is better overall patient health, measurable by shorter hospitalizations and improved adherence to medical regimens. You have volunteered to join the Health Psychology Committee formed by your local hospital, which is in the process of initiating a psychiatry division that will employ five psychologists. The committee is responsible for assigning duties to the psychologists. Use critical thinking skills as you decide how to apply health psychology principles to hospital-based psychologists’ duties. • Resources: Appendixes A & B • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] • Review the notes you took in Appendix B. • Specify duties for five hospital-associated psychologists that reflect health psychology principles discussed in this course, according to the following guidelines. • Conduct research by consulting a variety of sources, and gather evidence to support your decisions. Remember to suspend judgment while inquiring into multiple aspects of each of the five roles. Use your text, previous assignments, major research hospital Web sites, and the University Library. Cite a minimum of five references, including your text. • Assign one or more of the items in the bulleted duty list below to each of these four job titles: substance abuse counselor; inpatient-only psychologist; child psychologist; adult psychologist: Duty list: o Collaborate with local schools o Provide psychological preparation methods for children prior to medical procedures o Provide treatment for chronic pain o Provide psychological preparation methods for adults prior to medical procedures and surgery


o Coordinate the use of recovery programs and structured programs for substance abuse, in conjunction with social worker o Diagnose stress disorders and aid in stress-relief interventions o Utilize various methods to facilitate adjustment and coping skills with patients suffering a chronic or terminal illness If you feel one or more of the duties could be assigned to more than one of the four job titles, feel free to do so but keep a reasonable work and patient load in mind. • Evaluate the list above for areas of need not already addressed. Recommend a fifth job title and assign other health psychology-related duties not listed or related to those above. • Identify decision-making criteria and explain rationale behind your assignment of duties to each of the five job titles. • Discuss and give further details on how each of the five psychologists will contribute to improvement in overall patient health. What kinds of responsibilities and services would each of the five psychologists provide for patients? How will each of their roles result in shorter hospitalizations and improved adherence to medical regimens? Is there overlap in any or all of the five job titles? Should there be? Why or why not? • Consider and discuss the impact of implementing each role versus not implementing it. What makes each role supportive toward improvement and maintenance of wellness? Why would patients be better off with the psychologists’ services after doing without in the past? • Compile your findings in an 1,800- to 2,100-word paper in APA format that you would present to the hospital as a Health Psychology Committee Report. • Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.


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