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Productive Living Strategies for People With AIDS

1st Edition

By Jerry A Johnson, Michael A Pizzi


227 pages

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Paperback: 9780918393838
pub: 1990-12-27
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pub: 1991-01-15
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Here is an empowering and educational book about rehabilitation and HIV disease. Written for persons infected with HIV and AIDS, caregivers of people infected with HIV and AIDS, spiritual leaders, medical professionals, persons in the behavioral sciences, and all allied health professionals, Productive Living Strategies for People With AIDS will help HIV-infected persons become more functional and independent in daily life.

From the time of diagnosis, people with HIV disease often encounter challenges in occupational functioning, including problems in mobility, strength, and coordinated movement; pain; difficulty in caring for one’s personal needs or in performing work, school, home, and community environments; and limitations in engaging in routine activities. Experts from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, nursing, social work, and occupational and physical therapy have created a unique resource filled with information on improving quality of living through rehabilitation. These experts address a vast and diverse set of topics, including the medical and psychosocial aspects of adults and children with HIV, rehabilitation needs of HIV-infected children and their caregivers, AIDS in the prison system, spiritual and cultural aspects, day treatment program development, human values, and gay grief. Case examples, intervention strategies, and program development are emphasized so that both the layperson and health care professional can share in the vision of rehabilitation for people with HIV and AIDS.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Personal Perspectives
  • AIDS: A Medical Rehabilitation Perspective
  • The Transformation of HIV Infection and AIDS in Occupational Therapy: Beginning the Conversation
  • Values and Life Goals: Clinical Interventions for People With AIDS
  • Cultural Considerations in the Treatment of People With AIDS
  • AIDS: The Spiritual Challenge
  • Infants and Children With HIV Infection: Occupational and Physical Therapy Perspectives
  • Occupational Therapy: Creating Possibilities for Adults With HIV Infection, ARC, and AIDS
  • Psychosocial Issues of Children and Families With HIV/AIDS
  • Women and AIDS: Implications for Occupational Therapists
  • Pain Management and Neuromuscular Reeducation for the HIV Patient
  • AIDS in a Correctional Setting
  • St. Francis Center: One Organization Responds to AIDS
  • Adult Day Care for People With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Illness
  • Gay Grief: Issues of Love, Loss, and Loneliness
  • Resources

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy