As medication and technology has improved, HIV is no longer a terminal illness. It is now considered a long-term condition and nursing is well placed to provide both care and management for people with HIV.
This book is the definitive text for nurses working with this patient group at an advanced level, whether in an acute hospital setting, in an HIV or sexual health community setting or alongside other patients with long-term conditions in primary care. Accessible and evidence-based, each chapter in this text is followed by a case study exploring and illustrating the relevant issues as they apply to practice. It is divided into six sections and covers:
Referring throughout to RCN and NONPF competencies for advanced nurses, Advanced Clinical Practice in HIV Care is ideal for nurses pushing the traditional boundaries of who can provide care to patients.
Selected contents: Section One: Developing Advanced Practice Services 1. Advanced Nursing in HIV 2. Service Development and Evaluation Section Two: Risk Assessing, Diagnosing the Undiagnosed and Managing Sexual Health of the HIV Population 3. Sexual Health Assessment, HIV Testing and Diagnosis 4. Sexual Health Care for People Living with HIV 5. Fertility and Pregnancy Section Three: Living Longer with HIV: Routine Care and Management 6. The Initial Nursing Assessment and Early Management of the Newly Diagnosed Person 7. Managing a Stable Patient on HIV Therapy 8. Supporting Healthy Living Section Four: When Complexity Arises 9. Triaging Patients Attending Unwell 10. The Co-infected Patient 11. Exploring Resistance Section Five: Social, Cultural and Ethical Considerations 12. Psychosocial Issues and Advanced Practice 13. Mental Health Issues and Advanced Practice Section Six: Conclusions 14: The Future of HIV Advanced Practice