What Nurses Know...HIV/AIDS

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Demos Medical Publishing, Feb 14, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 262 pages
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What Nurses KnowÖHIV/AIDS provides up-to-date, reliable and practical health information for people living with HIV and their significant others. In easy-to-understand everyday language the authors give information to help individuals with HIV navigate the healthcare system, covering everything from receiving an initial HIV test to becoming an engaged member of their healthcare team, knowledgeable and actively involved in their healthcare decisions. The authors include vignettes based on their real-life experiences that speak to the individual with aids. However, they approach HIV in a holistic manner and write not for the individual with HIV, but also their friends, family, and community.

What Nurses Know Series:

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process.

The What Nurses Know series will give down-to-earth information, address consumers as equal partners in their care and explain clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.


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User Review  - Pierced_Phoenix - LibraryThing

I found this book very informative. My best friend was diagnosed a year ago, and I was there with him the day he got the news. Many of the stories were similar to his. I learned a lot in the first ... Read full review


1 What Is HIV? What Is AIDS?
2 Now That I Know I HaveHIV What Happens Next?
The Basics
4 Lifestyle Changes and Healthy Habits
5 Antiretroviral Medications
6 Staying with Your Antiretroviral Medications
7 HIVRelated Infections
8 Mental Health and Substance Abuse
13 Womens Health
14 Having a Family
Fact Sheets
General Screenings and Immunizations
Staying Healthy

9 Legal Issues
10 Helping a Loved One with HIVAIDS
11 Your Love Life
12 Mens Health
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About the author (2012)

Rose Farnan, RN, BSN, ACRN has been actively involved in the care of people living with HIV since 1991. Currently she serves as Infectious Diseases Program Manager at Truman Medical Center where she has implemented several HIV programs targeting those clients most at risk for being poorly engaged or lapsing out of care. In addition, she has developed several educational tools including Taking Control: A Health Maintenance Workbook, The Positive Pregnancy Guide, and HIV Action Plans.

Maithe Enriquez, PhD, RN, ANP is currently Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She has published widely on the issue of HIV and AIDS in professional journals such as the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, and the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Maithe is a board member of the national Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and is very involved with the Hispanic Nurses society.

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