This volume presents a systems approach to understanding and managing the AIDS crisis - an approach that addresses the needs not only of HIV- infected individuals, but also of families and communities at risk from AIDS. Discussions are included on HIV epidemiology and risk reduction, medical management of the AIDS patient, and neuropsychiatric aspects of HIV infection. Strategies for psychotherapeutic intervention, from individual through group to extended family system, are described in detail. The authors examine spiritual, religious and cultural factors in communities and offer guidelines for building a community network for AIDS prevention and intervention. Full consideration is also given to ethical and policy issues, and to the risks faced by health care providers. First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
PART 1: APPLIED SYSTEMS PRINCIPLES IN AIDS PREVENTION, Correcting AIDS Metaphors and Myths with a Systems Approach, 2. Identifying the Systems Impacted by AIDS, 3. Individuals, Families, and Populations at Risk, 4. Health Care Providers at Risk, 5. Staying Abreast of HIV Disease, PART II: BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTION: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT, 6. Epidemiology, Transmission, and Medical Management, 7. The Neuropsychiatric Aspects of HIV Infection and Patient Care, 8. Psychotherapeutic Intervention: From Individual Through Group to Extended Network, 9. Spiritual, Cultural, and Community Systems, 10. Doing the Right Thing: Systems Ethics and AIDS