Social and Emotional Intelligence Skills for HIV/AIDS Patients Persuasive Essay by Kien

Social and Emotional Intelligence Skills for HIV/AIDS Patients
A discussion on how social and emotional intelligence skills can help HIV/AIDS patients to access and retain social support.
# 153522 | 1,143 words | 8 sources | APA | 2013 | KE

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The paper discusses how emotional intelligence skills can be helpful in managing the stigmatization, social isolation, social impairment and social support issues that befall the HIV/AIDS patient. The paper explains that by coming to terms with the emotional implications of social isolation, the patient's quality of life will not be negatively impacted in the same way and he will not perceive himself as different from the rest of society. The paper includes an interview with an HIV/AIDS patient as an appendix.

Executive Summary

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"Mostly chronic illnesses impair the independence of an individual through incapacitation or disabilities that renders the individual dependent. This is enhanced by the over-protectiveness on the side of the family who feel that the competence of the ill person has been impaired. As time goes by, the family may get exhausted due to the demands that the condition places on them finances and roles. Subsequent withdrawal of support to the sick person leads to social impairment and isolation due to the contracted social network. Their social interaction is also impaired as their physical condition deteriorates as people tend to avoid them (Weinert & VP, n.d).
"Social isolation of the chronically ill may lead to loneliness, depression and other cognitive impairments which take a toll on the health of the individual. The rate at which social isolation occurs is dependent on the illness and is usually marked by a change in social network relationships. For HIV/AIDs patients, social isolation occurs within a very short period where friends and family desert the ill person. Due to these events, the chronically ill individuals tend to perceive themselves as different from the rest and when their significant others share the same sentiments the ill person is rejected on the basis of the illness and differentness. Therefore, motional intelligence skills are helpful to chronically ill patients in that they gain insight into the emotions of those significant in their lives."

Sample of Sources Used:

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