AIDS Care at Home: A Guide for Caregivers, Loved Ones, and People with AIDS

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Wiley, 29 kwi 1994 - 384
An indispensable guide to every aspect of at-home care This thoroughly practical guide details the daily routines and unique concerns that are essential to quality at-home care of people with AIDS. From setting up a safe and comfortable environment to making medical and legal choices and solving emotional problems, each vital issue is covered in depth. Every caregiver and person with AIDS will benefit from this supportive, comprehensive resource.
* Detailed information on protecting against infection
* Concise instructions for both ambulatory and bedridden patients
* How to administer intravenous feedings and medication
* Appendices covering lab tests, alternative therapies, and the latest experimental drugs
* The differences between caring for men and women with AIDS
* Tips for caregivers on maintaining their own health and well-being
This information-packed reference is invaluable for caregivers and people with AIDS who must care for themselves.

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Spis treści

Introduction
1
What Is a Caregiver?
7
Understanding the Human
13
Setting Up a Safe and Comfortable
35
Preventing the Transmission of Infection
41
Maintaining the PWAs Lifestyle
49
Fever
61
Pain
67
Diabetes
143
Sexuality and Safe Sex
161
The Genitourinary System
171
The Brain
189
Chemotherapy and Radiation
203
Home Administration of Nutritional
209
Psychological Issues
221
Emotional First Aid for Caregivers
239

Skin Care
73
Hair Care
85
The Eyes
91
Mouth Care
97
The Heart and Lungs
105
Nutrition for People with AIDS
119
Managing Digestive Problems
127
Death and Dying
247
Appendixes
267
Adjunct Therapies
295
Home Safety Comfort and Hygiene
305
Preparing for Hospitalization
317
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Informacje o autorze (1994)

JUDITH GREIF, M.S., R.N.C., F.N.P., is a family nurse practitioner at Rutgers University Student Health Center and coauthor of The No-Hysterectomy Option. BETH ANN GOLDEN, M.S.N., R.N.C., A.N.P., is a clinical nurse specialist at Broward General Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. Both authors specialize in the care and treatment of people with AIDS.

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