HIV/AIDS related stigma: Delivering appropriate nursing care
Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 3, Number 2 ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) often experience disease related stigma and nurses are likely to encounter them in a wide variety of health care settings. It may be difficult for nurses to adequately assume patient advocacy roles if they have personal angst or are apprehensive. The purpose of this literature review was to (a) consider published research on stigma and HIV/AIDS, (b) identify what findings indicate, and (c) describe implications for nursing practice. Nurses need to be better prepared to dispel myths linked with HIV/AIDS. Conscious efforts need to be taken to assure that practice is based upon current information, best practices, and evidence. The Internet provides valuable information sources to help educate oneself and others.
Vance, R. & Denham, S. HIV/AIDS related stigma: Delivering appropriate nursing care. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 3(2), 59-66. Elsevier Ltd.