Review Case Studies 1 and 2 in Appendix A.

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Review case studies 1 and 2 in Appendix A.

Choose one case study from Appendix A.

Michael is a 40-year-old airline pilot who has recently begun to experience chest pains. The chest pains began when Michael signed his final divorce papers, ending his 15-year marriage. He fought for joint custody of his two children, ages 12 and 10, but although he wants to be with them more frequently, he only sees them every two weeks. This schedule is, in great part, a result of his employer's announcement that budget constraints would result in layoffs. Michael worries that without his job he will be unable to support his children and lose the new townhouse that he purchased. Michael's chest pains are becoming more frequent and he fears that he may be dying.

Complete the following questions in 150 to 200 words each. Be as detailed as possible and use the information you have learned throughout this course.

1. What are the causes of stress in Michael’s? How is stress affecting Michael’s health?

Michael’s stress can be traced to his career as well as his personal life. The career path that Michael has chosen is notoriously stressful. The schedule and the emotional focus needed to perform his job, as well as the time away from his family appear to add to his health issues. Michael is having trouble adjusting to the new schedule since the company has announced that there could be layoffs in the future. Due to the changes in his schedule, Michael has not had the time with his family; this could be a contributing factor to his divorce and relationship issues.

The issues that Michael is facing at work and at home are causing excessively high levels of stress, to the point that it is affecting him physically. The chest pains that Michael is experiencing can be directly attributed to his elevated stress levels both personally and professionally. The repercussions that may be faced by Michael if he does not investigate and resolve these excessively...