Caring for the HIV/AIDS Caregiver (Google eBook)

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Vincent J. Lynch, Paul A. Wilson
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 164 pages
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HIV/AIDS poses unique challenges and creates unique needs for the care provider, whether that person is a professional, family member, or a friend. This book is designed to examine the major issues affecting those caregivers.

The book begins with a thorough survey of the HIV/AIDS caregiving context. Then some of the major stresses in HIV/AIDS caregiving are identified. The special issues and challenges confronted by female, African-American, and gay caregivers are then reviewed. The next essay examines how the caregiver can approach questions from both clients' and patients' perspectives and the caregiver's sero-status. After focusing on the key issues of spirituality in HIV/AIDS care, the issue of multiple loss, and the grieving process, the book concludes with a synthesis and suggestions for new perspectives on the caregiving process. The collection is intended to be a major resource for professional caregivers as well as family members and loved ones.

  

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Contents

The Stresses of Professional and Volunteer AIDS Caregivers
17
A Strengths Perspective
33
Gay Men as Caregivers
73
Spiritual Issues for HIV Caregivers
107
The Grieving Caregiver
127
Reliance on the Traditional and
139
Index
153
About the Contributors
163
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About the author (1996)

VINCENT J. LYNCH directs the National Research and Training Center on Social Work and HIV/AIDS at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

Paul A. Wilson with Agnes Binagwaho, Coordinator, and Josh Ruxin, Coordinator led the UN Millennium Project Task Force on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB and Access to Essential Medicines, Working Group on HIV/AIDS. The UN Millennium Project and its Task Forces comprise more than 250 scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policy-makers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector.

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