HIV & AIDS, 5Ed : a foundation for nursing and healthcare practice book cover
5th Edition

a foundation for nursing and healthcare practice

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ISBN 9780429073045
Published September 26, 2003 by CRC Press
448 Pages

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Book Description

HIV & AIDS: A Foundation for Nursing and Health Care Practice is based on an enhanced needs-based model of nursing, providing a comprehensive reference to the entire spectrum of HIV disease for nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals. Now completely re-written and updated, the 5th edition of this highly successful text provides a ne

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 The evolution of a pandemic 2 Understanding the cause of AIDS - the biology of viruses 3 Retroviruses - the cause of AIDS 4 HIV transmission 5 Understanding immunology 6 Cellular pathogenesis and the journey towards AIDS 7 The clinical spectrum of HIV disease 8 Tuberculosis and HIV disease - a dangerous liaison 9 HIV disease and the nervous system 10 Viral hepatitis and HIV disease 11 The impact of HIV infection on women 12 Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission 13 Children and HIV disease 14 A strategy for infection control in nursing practice 15 Preventing and managing occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens 16 The individualized care of patients with HIV disease Robert Pratt and Tim Stephens with Karen Gibson 17 Nutrition and HIV disease 18 Discharge planning and community care 19 The nurse as a health educator 20 Understanding antiretroviral therapy 21 Adherence to antiretroviral therapy- Heather Loveday 22 Complementary and alternative approaches to care- Nicola Robinson and Robert Pratt 23 HIV disease in the industrially developing world- Carol Pellowe Glossary Index

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Robert J. Pratt FRCN RN RNT BA MSc DN (Lond) Professor of Nursing and Director, Richard Wells Research Centre, Thames Valley University, London, UK