M7 Discussion – Chronic Illness

After reading Chapter 11, please select a celebrity who is living with or has lived with Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, Asthma, or HIV/AIDS.

Please discuss the impact of the disease on the life of the celebrity as well as those who around him/her. Please be sure to share how this

chronic illness has been diagnosed, treated, and managed. Be sure to share a link to more information about the celebrity you selected.
Required Reading
Brannon & Updegraff: Chapter 11- Living With Chronic Illness
Petrie, Keith J. & Weinman, J. (2012). Patients’ perception of their illness: The dynamo of volition in health care. Current Directions in

Psychological Science, 21(1), 60-65.
Smith, D.M., Loewenstein, G., Jankovich, A. & Ubel, P.A. (2009). Happily hopeless: Patients’ adjustment to permanent, but not temporary

disability. Health Psychology, 28(6), 787–791.