"This is an excellent reference for those caring for clients with HIV/AIDS. I strongly recommend this book."
HIV/AIDS is no longer a certain death sentence. Patients fighting the chronic symptoms of HIV/AIDS are now living longer, fuller lives due to recent scientific and pharmaceutical breakthroughs. As a result, the new generation of caregivers must keep pace with cutting-edge, evidence-based practices to better serve patients who may live with HIV/AIDS for several decades.
This updated edition is a vital resource for nurses and other health care professionals providing care to HIV-positive persons in the 21st century. The contributors present essential information on the medical assessment and management of symptoms, the prevention of infection, ethical and legal dimensions of care, and much more. With a greater emphasis on the international dimensions of the HIV pandemic and the treatment of minority populations, this book serves as an essential guide for nurses and health care practitioners serving patients with HIV/AIDS.
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Reviewer:Josie M. Bowman, DSN, RN(East Carolina University )
Description:This edition of a book for those caring for patients with HIV/AIDS has a greater focus on the international aspects and treatment of minorities.
Purpose:According to the editors, the book "serves as an essential guide for nurses and health care professionals" caring for patients who are HIV/AIDS positive. As the number of clients with HIV/ADIS who are living longer is growing, it is increasingly likely that healthcare professionals will encounter these individuals.
Audience:Nurses and healthcare professionals caring for clients with HIV/AIDS are the intended audience.
Features:The book's three sections cover core issues, preventing, diagnosing and managing HIV disease, and special populations. In each section contributors discuss an aspect or population. For example, special populations include caregivers, minority, women, children, and the aging. There are minimal illustrations, but tables highlight information.
Assessment:This is an excellent reference for those caring for clients with HIV/AIDS. The book is fairly comprehensive and encourages a holistic approach. I strongly recommend this book.