Living and Dying with AIDS

from the ravages of AIDS. One might even propose a new grief substage as applicable in traumatic events. It occurs as an aspect of shock in which, in addition to being numbed by reality, we feel overwhelmed and inundated by the reality ...

Author: P.I. Ahmed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489923479

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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In this nation, in this decade, there is only one way to deal with an individual who is sick-with dignity, with compassion, care and confidentiality, and without discrimi nation. Statement made by President George Bush at the National Business Leadership Conference This book is about the care of sick human beings. It is about the heroic struggle of individuals with AIDS. It is about their daily coping in the workplace and at home; about economic problems, the loss of friendship and family support, and physical and emotional pain. But it is also about empowering them to deal with their disease, viewing them not as victims but as warriors, vital and active par ticipants in their battle against AIDS. This book is also about the social context in which HIV-infected persons and people with AIDS live. It is about how we must learn to deal with sickness in more compassionate and humanitarian ways and what we yet need to learn. It touches on the health care system that confronts those who are ill, on programs of prevention and education, and on the personal implications of broader national and local policies.

Living and Dying with AIDS in Africa

The diagrams and charts in publications are always beefed - up in some sort of way : for example , the average 15 - year - old boy has a 65 percent chance of dying of an unnatural death ( AIDS ) if he lives in South Africa .

Author: Reimer Gronemeyer


ISBN: IND:30000100489677

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 122

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Is a plea for a more respectful approach to dealing with the social and cultural traditions of Africans in the ongoing battle against AIDS. The renowned German sociologist and author Reimer Gronemeyer spent four years carrying out numerous interviews with African AIDS victims and their families, as well as experts in the field. Their reports and observations on living with the disease provide irrefutable evidence to support the author's ar-guments that the destruction of traditional African living environments - the family, subsistent lifestyle, social values - has been the decisive requirement for the rapid spread of the virus. AIDS in Africa is a disaster born of moderni-sation. A provocative and emotive book.

Living with HIV and Dying with AIDS

This chapter will provide an introduction to the diversity of life (and death) with HIV and AIDS. It will draw on the wider literature on chronic illness while at the same time highlighting the characteristics of HIV and AIDS that ...

Author: Lesley Doyal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317103905

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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There is now a vast literature on HIV and AIDS but much of it is based on traditional biomedical or epidemiological approaches. Hence it tells us very little about the experiences of the millions of people whose living and dying constitute the reality of this devastating pandemic. Doyal brings together findings from a wide range of empirical studies spanning the social sciences to explore experiences of HIV positive people across the world. This will illustrate how the disease is physically manifested and psychologically internalised by individuals in diverse ways depending on the biological, social, cultural and economic circumstances in which they find themselves. A proper understanding of these commonalities and differences will be essential if future strategies are to be effective in mitigating the effects of HIV and AIDS. Doyal shows that such initiatives will also require a better appreciation of the needs and rights of those affected within the wider context of global inequalities and injustices. Finally, she outlines approaches to address these challenges. This book will appeal to everyone involved in struggles to improve the well-being of those with HIV and AIDS. While academically rigorous, it is written in an accessible manner that transcends specific disciplines and, through its extensive bibliography, provides diverse source material for future teaching, learning and research.

Living with Dying

1997. Ego development in the face of death : How being HIV Positive affects movement through Krikson's adult stages of development , Journal of Adult Development 4 ( 4 ) : 221-235 . PattLson , K. M. 1978. The living - dying process .

Author: Joan Berzoff

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231127944

Category: Medical

Page: 940

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Living with Dying is the first textbook on end-of-life care for social workers and other healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families. Organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement, and around clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups, the book addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer, and pays special attention to patients that have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, and race, or homelessness.

AIDS in Africa

This book explores the socio-economic context of Africas vulnerability to HIV/AIDS as well as assessing the politics of domestic and global response.

Author: Nana Poku

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745631592

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

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Across Africa, HIV/AIDS is slowly killing millions of people in the prime of their lives, weakening state structures, deepening poverty and reversing the gains in life expectancy achieved over the past century. Although many who study the dynamics of Africas AIDS crisis accept that, to some degree, its entrenchment is a socially produced phenomenon, few have examined how the course and intensity of the epidemic have been affected by the continents ubiquitous poverty, the impact of the pervasive structural adjustment programmes or Africas marginalization in the process of globalization until now. This book explores the socio-economic context of Africas vulnerability to HIV/AIDS as well as assessing the politics of domestic and global response. Using primary and secondary data, it charts the power relations driving Africas HIV/AIDS epidemic, frustrating the possibility of alleviation and recovery as well as working to relegate the continent to a bleak and vulnerable future. In this sense, the book marks a radical departure by providing a comprehensive analysis of Africas vulnerability to AIDS and the challenges confronting policy makers as they seek to reverse its escalating prevalence on the continent. AIDS in Africa is an immensely valuable introduction to the greatest pandemic facing the world today.

Self restoration of People Living with HIV AIDS in China

This book adopts an approach based on relational psychoanalysis, developed in the USA in and since the 1990s and guided by the self-psychology championed by Kohut and the Post-Kohutians.

Author: Rongting Hou

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811574139

Category: Psychology

Page: 172

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This book adopts an approach based on relational psychoanalysis, developed in the USA in and since the 1990s and guided by the self-psychology championed by Kohut and the Post-Kohutians. How people infected with HIV/AIDS live their lives is a growing concern in China. The book, based on relational psychoanalysis, explores their self-restoration, and more specifically, how adopting an attitude of “dying to live” helps them face tremendous challenges in life. By interviewing selected individuals at a given organization, the author focuses on their life experiences and on corresponding interventional mechanisms. The book’s three most important features are as follows: 1) its application of self-psychology by Heinz Kohut into the context of psychological intervention; 2) a wealth of qualitative data gathered through in-depth interviews; and 3) the author’s self-reflection and analysis. The book offers a valuable guide for graduate students, researchers, and policymakers alike. By interviewing selected individuals at a given organization, the book focuses on the life histories of selected individuals after being diagnosed with AIDS (screening HIV positive) and on corresponding interventional mechanisms. Further, itemploys the self and self-object as key explanatory terms for the necessary psychotherapeutic interventions,and in order to create guidelines that sufficiently reflect the illness and corresponding interventions. Given its scope and focus, the book offers a valuable guide for graduate students, researchers, and policymakers alike.

Living and Dying in the Contemporary World

This “expertification” of the AIDS movement, however, grew not only out of AIDS activists learning of a new scientific language but also in their deployment of images and discourses that conveyed the matters of physical life and death ...

Author: Veena Das

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520961067

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

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Taking a novel approach to the contradictory impulses of violence and care, illness and healing, this book radically shifts the way we think of the interrelations of institutions and experiences in a globalizing world. Living and Dying in the Contemporary World is not just another reader in medical anthropology but a true tour de force—a deep exploration of all that makes life unbearable and yet livable through the labor of ordinary people. This book comprises forty-four chapters by scholars whose ethnographic and historical work is conducted around the globe, including South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Bringing together the work of established scholars with the vibrant voices of younger scholars, Living and Dying in the Contemporary World will appeal to anthropologists, sociologists, health scientists, scholars of religion, and all who are curious about how to relate to the rapidly changing institutions and experiences in an ever more connected world.

Productive Living Strategies for People with AIDS

The book comprises six chapters : The Spectrum of HIV Infection , People Living with AIDS , Family Constellations , Weary Caregivers , Living and Dying , and Care and Loss . An annotated bibliography , and local and national resource ...

Author: Jerry A. Johnson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560240245

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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Contributors from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, nursing, social work, and occupational and physical therapy present information on improving quality of life through rehabilitation. Originally published as Occupational therapy in health care, v.7, nos.2/3/4, 1990. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Microbes Viruses and Parasites in AIDS Process

(Altman and Lawrence, 2002). In Africa alone, AIDS has surpassed armed conflict as the leading cause of death (Van Niekerk, 2001). With the increasing number of people living and dying of AIDS, ...

Author: Vladimír Zajac

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789533076010

Category: Medical

Page: 406

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The main goal in compiling this book was to highlight the situation in Africa in terms of AIDS and opportunistic diseases. Several chapters reveal great poverty, an apocalyptic situation in many parts of Africa. Global migration of people resulted in their exposure to pathogens from all over the world. This fact has to be acknowledged and accepted as African reality. New, unconventional hypotheses, not determined by established dogmas, have been incorporated into the book, although they have not yet been sufficiently validated experimentally. It still applies that any dogma in any area of science, and medicine in particular, has and always will hinder progress. According to some biologists, in the future, AIDS is very likely to occur in a number of variations, as a direct result of the ongoing processes in the global human society. Thus, we urgently need a comprehensive solution for AIDS, in order to be ready to fight other, much more dangerous intruders.

A Woman s Story

Overcoming the shame of HIV This book originally published in early 2004 represents a gritty look at the lives of three amazing ladies.

Author: Ida W. Byther-Smith

Publisher: Urban Ideas Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781625173287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 145

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Overcoming the shame of HIV This book originally published in early 2004 represents a gritty look at the lives of three amazing ladies. Though medical science has come quite a ways in the intervening years, there remains stigma and challenge associated with the HIV disease. In this hard hitting text, we are left to ponder what about us. How would we endure such challenging circumstances. There is teaching here. Take time to read and reflect. Share with your friends and family. Living in trial demands much. From the original cover HIV/AIDS is on the increase among Black women, yet there is a silence that speaks volumes in the community, the nation and the church about this epidemic. Have we forsaken our mothers, daughters and sisters in order to hide the shame of our own lack of involvement? What price will we pay for our detachment to the most indiscriminate health crisis of our time? Perhaps there is still hope, if we begin to look at HIV/AIDS through the eyes of those who have been there. . . In their own words, three women living with HIV share their journeys, from childhood, through discovery, to victory. From beginning to end, you will see the human spirit can overcome any obstacle: abuse, unworthiness, and even the shame associated with HIV/AIDS, through the healing love of God.