Explain how the emotional effects of illness (as described in chapter 13) may have influenced the mother’s behavior.
As an allied health care provider, explain how you would respond to the mother if she made those comments to you, rather than to her son.
Explain how you would respond to the son while keeping in mind his emotional and esteem needs.
Understandably you may be very upset by many aspects of the illness. This distress may lead to you feeling angry and irritable. You may feel resentful that you or someone you care for is seriously ill while other people are well.