Publication Date: November 27, 2003
Publisher: Hodder Arnold Publishers
Size: 1.76 MB
The 5th edition of this text has been substantially revised and updated to reflect the changing focus and instability of the epidemic. Core chapters have been completely rewritten, including the evolution of the pandemic, pathways of destruction in HIV disease, the management of strategic nursing care, and nursing issues related to antiretroviral therapy. Three new chapters have been added - the counseling role of the nurse, supporting adherence to therapy and accessing information on the World Wide Web. Robert Pratt's internationally acknowledged expertise underpins this clear and comprehensive reference for all nurses caring for patients with HIV disease.
- The key nursing text on HIV and AIDS
- Considerably updated to reflect the most current understanding of the science behind infection and illness
- 6 chapters have been rewritten and 3 new ones added
- Foreword by Chris Beasley, Director of Nursing for the NHS Executive, Department of Health