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The Person with HIV/AIDS

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The Person with HIV/AIDS

SKU# 9780826121370

Nursing Perspectives, Fourth Edition

Author: Jerry D. Durham PhD, RN, FAAN, Felissa R. Lashley PhD, RN, FABMGG


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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.

Key topics include:

  • HIV screening, testing, and counseling
  • HIV/AIDS nursing case management within the global community
  • HIV and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons
  • Children and HIV prevention and management
  • HIV in corrections facilities and the care of incarcerated patients
  • Sex workers and the transmission of HIV

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 08, 2009
  • Page Count 664
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826121370
  • EISBN 9780826121387

About The Author(s) 

Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG, is former dean and professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to that, she was a dean and professor at the Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University—Springfield. She is the first nurse to be certified as a PhD medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She began her practice of genetic evaluation and counseling in 1973.

Table of Contents 


Chapter 1 The HIV Pandemic: History, Etiology, and Epidemiology
Felissa Lashley
Chapter 2 HIV Screening, Testing and Counseling
Donna Gallagher
Chapter 3 The Person with HIV Disease: Nursing Perspectives
Carl A. Kirton
Chapter 4 Ethical and Legal Dimensions
Jerry Durham

Chapter 5 Prevention of HIV Infection in the 21st Century
Sande Gracia Jones and Carol A. ("Pat") Patsdaughter
Chapter 6 Living With HIV/AIDS
David J. Sterken
Chapter 7 The Medical Management of HIV Disease
James Luther Raper
Chapter 8 Managing Symptoms in HIV Diseasev
Michael K. Klebert
Chapter 9 HIV/AIDS Nursing Case Management within the Global Community
Deborah Gritzmacher and Richard Sowell