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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.
About the Author
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.