Cystic Fibrosis

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  • Created by: JessPlatt
  • Created on: 06-04-16 13:58
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  • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Symptoms
      • Lungs
        • Recurring chest infections
        • Inflammation
        • Coughing
        • Shortness of breath
      • Digestive System
        • Yellow skin
        • Diarrhoea
        • Malnutrition
        • Diabetes
      • Other
        • Osteoporosis
        • Arthritis
        • Liver Problems
    • Causes
      • A child has to inherit a copy of the faulty gene from both of their parents.
        • Faulty gene
    • Risks
      • Self-harm
      • Bullying
    • Impacts
      • Physical
        • Mucus blocks bronchioles, restricting their breathing
        • Cannot participate in P.E
      • Intellectual
        • School attendance will suffer
      • Emotional
        • Bullying
        • Other mental problems
          • Depression
      • Social
        • May struggle to make friends
          • Unable to attend school/social events
          • Need to avoid people with other illnesses
    • Barriers
      • Education
        • Poor provision
          • A private room or bathroom for percussion
      • Employment
        • Employers inflexible with taking time off of work
        • Facilities which make it easier for a CF sufferer to access
        • Flexi-time
      • Societal
        • Ignorance
          • Lack of knowledge
        • Assuming child cannot participate in P.E
          • Avoid social events due to embarrassment
        • Discrimination from peers
          • Avoid social events due to embarrassment
      • Environmental
        • Specialist CF clinic may be far away from home
          • Difficult to access
      • Economic
        • Specialist CF clinic
          • Far from home
          • Expensive to travel
        • Difficult when accessing benefits
    • Practitioners
      • Occupational therapist
      • GP
      • Physiotherapist
    • Policies and Legislations
      • The Equality Act (2010)
      • The Children's Act (2004)

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