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The Training and Support of Health Care Professionals Dealing with the Psychiatric Aspects of AIDS

  • Caitlin C. Ryan

Abstract

Over the past 8 years of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, health care providers have been affected as definitively as patients. Many have reported feeling overwhelmed by their caseloads of young terminal patients or perhaps inspired by the courage and resourcefulness demonstrated by their patients in responding to the illness. Some have been appalled at the level of discrimination and social sanction endured by patients and their family members. Still others have personally experienced a level of ostracism or social isolation from colleagues, as a result of “AIDS phobia” and prevailing fear about the disease.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Health CARE Professional Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caitlin C. Ryan
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  1. 1.AIDS Policy Center, Intergovernmental Health Policy ProjectGeorge Washington UniversityUSA

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