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Nursing care of the person with AIDS/ARC
Lewis, Angie.
Publication Information:
Rockville, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1988.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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"An Aspen publication."
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A unique volume designed to help you become more effective as a nurse of individual patients, a staff leader, and a comprehensive care provider for AIDS/ARC patients. Authoritative commentary, case studies, charts, and more will take you step by step through the medical indications and common treatments of AIDS/ARC.

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Lewis (a clinician affiliated with the School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco) presents a comprehensive approach to the nursing care of persons with AIDS. Authors of individual chapters are specialists in their field and provide a useful blend of theoretical and practical information for care providers. Psychosocial, physical, legal, and ethical issues are examined. The needs of special populations such as gay and bisexual males, women, children, ethnic minorities, and substance abusers are addressed. Nine chapters deal with problems of hospitalized patients, including infection control, pediatric and perinatal care, and nutritional support. The emphasis is on nonmedical interventions provided by nurses and other professionals. The role of the nurse in providing care for the patient in the community is discussed in relation to discharge planning, hospice, and home care. Contributors deal with topics related to staff education and the development of community-based programs and services. Appendixes provide a definition of AIDS for national surveillance purposes, guidelines for reducing risk, and a list of useful resources. Community college through graduate-level health collections. -A. Woodtli, University of Arizona