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AAMC FL 3 PS Q52

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:37 pm
by mgarc805
at the end of the passage the researches recommend:
he researchers recommended that public health agencies pay particular attention to these parents, who may be struggling to satisfy their children’s needs while experiencing distress from their own needs.
I thought that conflicts in two roles leads to role conflict. but the AAMC suggest that they suffer from role strain.

Re: AAMC FL 3 PS Q52

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:55 am
by NS_Tutor_Mathias
The AAMC defines roles more or less just as jobs. Staying alive is not a job. In the real world of course this struggle may be exactly because staying alive requires an exploitative job, and could thus be defined as role conflict, but that is beyond what we need to worry about.

Simply ask yourself: Have they given me another explicit role that this person has? If not, it falls under role strain. In this case, being a parent involves practices like self-care, and therefore these people are experiencing role strain as they are having difficulty meeting all the conflicting demands of the parental role.