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.<br> * Detailed information on protecting against infection<br> * Concise instructions for both ambulatory and bedridden patients<br> * How to administer intravenous feedings and medication<br> * Appendices covering lab tests, alternative therapies, and the latest experimental drugs<br> * The differences between caring for men and women with AIDS<br> * Tips for caregivers on maintaining their own health and well-being<br> This information-packed reference is invaluable for caregivers and people with AIDS who must care for themselves.
Partial table of contents:
WHAT IS AIDS?.
Understanding the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
Setting Up a Safe and Comfortable Environment.
Maintaining the PWA's Lifestyle.
Checking for Signs and Symptoms of Illness.
Sexuality and Safe Sex.
Chemotherapy and Radiation.
The Emotional Toll on the PWA.
Death and Dying.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st April 1994
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 19.0
Weight (kg): 0.67