Educational and psychosocial needs of nurses caring for HIV+ patients: Implications for resources delivery

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150961
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Presentation
Title:
Educational and psychosocial needs of nurses caring for HIV+ patients: Implications for resources delivery
Abstract:
Educational and psychosocial needs of nurses caring for HIV+ patients: Implications for resources delivery
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Hough, Edythe, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
A random sample of nurses in a large tertiary care medical center (N=137) completed a 35-item questionnaire designed to assess their educational and psychosocial needs related to caring for HIV+ patients. Although fear of contagion emerged as a critical concern, nurses' knowledge of the use of universal precautions and understanding of the risks associated with various exposure incidents were inadequate. Additionally, these sample nurses did not routinely assess patients for behaviors indicative of possible HIV+ status. A second area of critical concern was the emotional demands associated with caring for AIDS patients. Survey results demonstrate the difficulty these nurses have in obtaining psychosocial support to assist them in coping with their concerns. A majority of nurses indicated that spouses and significant others contributed the greatest difficulty and stress, and that the greatest source of social support was a nursing colleague. Finally, the nurses clearly indicated how these perceived educational and psychosocial support deficiencies should be addressed: Through the use of unit-based educational material for themselves and their families and the availability of an expert nurse clinician in AIDS care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEducational and psychosocial needs of nurses caring for HIV+ patients: Implications for resources deliveryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150961-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Educational and psychosocial needs of nurses caring for HIV+ patients: Implications for resources delivery</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hough, Edythe, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dehough@ix.netcom.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A random sample of nurses in a large tertiary care medical center (N=137) completed a 35-item questionnaire designed to assess their educational and psychosocial needs related to caring for HIV+ patients. Although fear of contagion emerged as a critical concern, nurses' knowledge of the use of universal precautions and understanding of the risks associated with various exposure incidents were inadequate. Additionally, these sample nurses did not routinely assess patients for behaviors indicative of possible HIV+ status. A second area of critical concern was the emotional demands associated with caring for AIDS patients. Survey results demonstrate the difficulty these nurses have in obtaining psychosocial support to assist them in coping with their concerns. A majority of nurses indicated that spouses and significant others contributed the greatest difficulty and stress, and that the greatest source of social support was a nursing colleague. Finally, the nurses clearly indicated how these perceived educational and psychosocial support deficiencies should be addressed: Through the use of unit-based educational material for themselves and their families and the availability of an expert nurse clinician in AIDS care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:47:49Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:47:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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