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Life orientation

Grade 7

Healthy lifestyle

Module 3

Ways to live with diseases

Ways to live with diseases (including HIV/AIDS)

It is very important to realise, even at a very young age, that each day that you are alive, is a gift. Nobody ever knows for sure that he will still be alive the next day. That is why it is important to live each day as if it might be your last.

People who are aware that they suffer from a fatal disease, e.g. cancer or HIV/AIDS, need special attention and encouragement to remind them daily of their mortality. They have to endure pain and discomfort that nobody will understand who have not

experienced it.

Activity 1:

To make deductions from a poem

[lo 1.3]

Individual

Read the poem on your own, close your eyes and think about the meaning of the words:

If this were my last day I’m almost sure

I’d spend it working in my garden.

I would dig about my little plants, and try

To make them happy, so they would endure

Long after me. Then I would hide secure

Where my green arbour shades me from the sky,

And watch how bird and bee and butterfly

Come hovering to every flowery lure.

Then, as I rested, perhaps a friend or two,

Lovers of flowers would come, and we would walk

About my little garden paths and talk

Of peaceful times when all the world seemed true.

This may be my last day, for all I know;

What a temptation just to spend it so!

Anne Higgins Spicer ( Light from Many Lamps , 1951: 15)

Arbour means ‘tree’.

Lure means ‘to tempt someone to come closer’.

Answer these questions for yourself

  • What, in life, is important to this person?
  • One could answer: nature, friends and peace.
  • What would you like to do on the last day of your life?

Activity 2:

To react to a disease

[lo 1.3]

Group Activity 1

The following list indicates ways to handle a serious disease so that the sick person as well as the people who are affected by the illness may carry on with their lives in a positive way.

Each group must choose at least two of the strategies for discussion, and also make new suggestions with regard to handling the diseases.

Acquire information on the disease

Always keep hoping

  • Ask relatives to help
  • Pray for the person
  • Approach a clinic or hospital for help
  • Keep cutlery and plates clean
  • Prepare special food for the person
  • Contact the local hospice
  • Be alert to symptoms that might indicate that you also have the disease

Assessment

Learning outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
HEALTH PROMOTIONThe learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.
Assessment standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 proposes ways to improve the nutritional value of own personal diet;
1.2 evaluates actions to address an environmental health problem;
1.3 describes strategies for living with diseases, including HIV/AIDS;
1.4 discusses the personal feelings, community norms, values and social pressures associated with sexuality.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Life orientation grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 10, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11029/1.1
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