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HIV & AIDS : a foundation for nursing and healthcare practice

Author: Robert J Pratt
Publisher: London : Arnold, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"Now completely rewritten and updated, the fifth edition of this text provides a new understanding of the issues behind the epidemic. The dynamics of science driving patient outcomes, including epidemiology, retrovirology, immunology and pathogenesis, are clearly described and made accessible to provide a sound evidence base for making effective clinical practice decisions." "HIV & AIDS: A foundation for nursing and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Pratt
ISBN: 0340706392 9780340706398
OCLC Number: 155539198
Notes: Previous edition: 1995.
Description: xv, 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The evolution of a pandemic --
2. Understanding the cause of AIDS : the biology of viruses --
3. Retroviruses : the cause of AIDS --
4. HIV transmission --
5. Understanding immunology --
6. Cellular pathogenesis and the journey towards AIDS --
7. The clinical spectrum of HIV disease --
8. Tuberculosis and HIV disease : a dangerous liaison --
9. HIV disease and the nervous system --
10. Viral hepatitis and HIV disease --
11. The impact of HIV infection on women --
12. Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission --
13. Children and HIV disease --
14. A strategy for infection control in nursing practice --
15. Preventing and managing occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens --
16. The individualized care of patients with HIV disease / Robert Pratt and Tim Stephens with Karen Gibson --
17. Nutrition and HIV disease --
18. Discharge planning and community care --
19. The nurse as a health educator --
20. Understanding antiretroviral therapy --
21. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy / Heather Loveday --
22. Complementary and alternative approaches to care / Nicola Robinson and Robert Pratt --
23. HIV disease in the industrially developing world / Carol Pellowe.
Responsibility: Robert J. Pratt.

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Based on needs-based model of nursing, this book provides reference to a spectrum of HIV disease for nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals. It provides understanding of issues behind  Read more...

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