Dynamic System Theory

For this case study, I chose to apply the dynamic system theory. I chose this theory because Mrs. Boyton and her family are involved in this matter. Dynamic theory looks as the family as one system but also as each individual as their own system as well. Mrs. Boyton is having medical issues that are hindering her quality of life. Her daughter is frustrated and stresses because she does not have the time to properly take care of her mother. The son-in-law is having marital issues. Each person in the family is experiencing their own set of conflicts and then as a family, they are dealing with conflict as well. As stated in the textbook, each system has its own degree of sovereignty but yet each system is also interdependent on one another. For …show more content…
This theory talks about how people in the stages of the late adult must learn to adapt to certain conditions that are inevitable. Some of those conditions include adjusting to a decline in their mental and physical health, adjusting to retirement and a lower income, adjusting to changes in spouse’s health or death, establishing a place among people of their own age group, adapting to new social roles and finding suitable living arrangements. I believe this theory is best fit the case described above because Mrs. Boyton is what the textbook describes as her late stage of adulthood. She is faced with many challenges that are described in the theory stated above. Mrs. Boyton is experiencing a rapid decline in her health, both physical and mental. She has had to adjust to new living arrangements because she went from having her own space to renting the back room of her daughter’s home. This theory goes on further to explain how one must accept their new role as a senior citizen and plan accordingly. One must seek new fulfillment in life during retirement or post career status. We do not have enough information in the case study above to determine if Mrs. Boyton has come to terms with her situation but she is aware that she is sick and was suffering some financial burdens that lead to living with her daughter. Table 8.1 best fits the case study describes above and my theory. Table 8.1 describes the conditions of humans during the “old age” phase of their life. Table 8.1 describes “old age” to be from 70 to death and this would apply to the case study because Mrs. Boyton is 72 years old. The table lists the physical and biological changes in old age to be a rapid deterioration of bones and muscles, loss of hearing and vision, neurological breakdown and loss of ambulatory functions. Individuals at this age tend to suffer a loss of coordination

Related Documents