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Description - HIV & AIDS by Robert J. Pratt

HIV & AIDS: A Foundation for Nursing and Health Care Practice is based on an enhanced needs-based model of nursing, providing a comprehensive reference to the entire spectrum of HIV disease for nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals. Now completely re-written and updated, the 5th edition of this highly successful text provides a new understanding of the issues behind the epidemic. The dynamics of science driving patient outcomes, including epidemiology, retrovirology, immunology and pathogenesis, are clearly described and made accessible, to provide a sound evidence base for making effective clinical practice decisions. Major new chapters explore how to help patients adhere to treatment, how to advise patients on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to therapy and, importantly, the issues confronting nurses, midwives and other health care professionals in the developing world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340706398
ISBN-10: 0340706392
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 27mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert J. Pratt

Robert J. Pratt FRCN RN RNT BA MSc DN (Lond) Professor of Nursing and Director, Richard Wells Research Centre, Thames Valley University, London, UK