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Practice Issues in HIV/AIDS Services
Empowerment-Based Models and Program Applications

ISBN 9780429237157
Published September 2, 2004 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

Improve quality of life for patients with HIV/AIDS!

Practice Issues in HIV/AIDS Services: Empowerment-Based Models and Program Applications provides a sound framework of intervention practices for case managers and care coordinators to help HIV/AIDS patients live longer and healthier lives. This book focuses on client-based care that addresses the social and psychological needs of the patient as well as his or her physical and medical requirements. Filled with concrete information and recommendations from practitioners and researchers, this instructive text will help increase the effectiveness of your role in the client’s treatment.

Practice Issues in HIV/AIDS Services leads the reader from a conceptual framework of approaches related to the ongoing HIV/AIDS crises to specific case studies focused mainly on interventions. Practice models of case management are discussed and applied to clients with special needs, including injection drug users, Mexican migrant farm workers, and African-American underserved populations. Examples of the practice models discussed in this book include:

  • the Generalist social work practice model—emphasizing problem-solving at various system levels through the process of relationship building, data gathering, assessing, intervening, evaluating interventions, and terminating services
  • the Broker model—focusing on activities which will increase the client’s linkage to services, then terminating the client-case manager relationship
  • the Therapeutic or Clinical model—establishing a relationship with the case manager as a treatment provider with rapport and trust as a therapeutic intervention
  • the Therapeutic Team Approach or Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)—utilizing multidisciplinary teams to provide a range of specialty services to clients with the intent to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and improve independent functioning in the community.
Well referenced, with dependable methodologies and sound conclusions, Practice Issues in HIV/AIDS Services is an essential text for case managers, health professionals, and educators and students of social work. Its emphasis on special populations, with new approaches to case management and techniques to strengthen present ones, makes this book an important addition to anyone’s reference collection.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Foreword (Gwendolyn Spencer Prater)
  • Chapter 1. A Generalist Practice Model in HIV/AIDS Services: An Empowerment
    Perspective (Ronald J. Mancoske and James Donald Smith)
  • The Ongoing Challenges of HIV/AIDS
  • Generalist Practice Model
  • The Relationship Process: Engaging Client Systems in Services
  • The Data-Gathering Process
  • Assessment
  • Interventions
  • Evaluation of Services
  • The Termination Process
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. Case Management (DeAnn Gruber)
  • Introduction
  • Case Management Models
  • Research of Case Management
  • Emerging Issues in the Field
  • Service Implications
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior and Injection Drug Use (San Patten)
  • Introduction
  • Risk Reduction Among IDUs
  • The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change
  • Practitioners’ Application of the TTM
  • Current and Future Research of the TTM with IDUs
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Utilization of Needle Exchange Programs and Substance Abuse Treatment Services by Injection Drug Users: Social Work Practice Implications of a Harm Reduction Model (Therese Fitzgerald, Timothy Purington, Karen Davis, Faith Ferguson, and Lena Lundgren)
  • Introduction
  • The Harm Reduction Philosophy
  • Needle Exchange Programs
  • Massachusetts State Treatment Needs Assessment Program
  • Practice Implications
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5. HIV Prevention Models with Mexican Migrant Farmworkers (Kurt C. Organista)
  • Introduction
  • HIV/AIDS, Mexican Farmworkers, and Agricultural Labor in the United States
  • Research-Informed Understanding of HIV Risk
  • HIV Risk Factors in Mexican Migrant Laborers
  • HIV/AIDS-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors
  • Contextualizing HIV Risk
  • Conceptual Model of Risk
  • Implications for HIV Prevention and Treatment Services: State of the Art and Beyond
  • Long-Term Recommendations: Expanding Resources, Infrastructure, and Labor Reform
  • Chapter 6. A Family Intervention Model for Engaging Hidden At-Risk African Americans in HIV Prevention Programs (Larry D. Icard and Nushina Siddiqui)
  • Introduction
  • African Americans and HIV
  • African Americans As Hidden Populations
  • Family-Focused Interventions and Hidden Populations
  • Factors to Consider
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. HIV/AIDS Among African Americans in the Mississippi/Louisiana Delta
    Region: A Macro-Practice Empowerment Model (Peggy Pittman-Munke and Vincent J. Venturini)
  • Statement of the Problem
  • African Americans and the Risk of HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS in Rural America
  • Proposed Practice Model for Culturally Sensitive Practice with African Americans
  • Chapter 8. Cultural Influences on HIV/AIDS Prevention: Louisiana African-
    American Women (Sybil G. Schroeder)
  • Introduction
  • HIV/AIDS Statistical Overview
  • Louisiana African-American Women
  • Ethnic Epistemology
  • Culture in Prevention Efforts
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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