This NIH-supported study of HIV's physical and psychosocial impacts offers both practical and inspiring accounts of how individuals living with HIV respond and cope with the disease and its progressive stages and impacts. The longitudinal approach of the research and the rich resources offered by extensive interviews with the persons with HIV and those closest to them avail the reader of insights and responses that should improve others' coping and caring abilities.
The author's professional experience and extensive research informs the work throughout and fashions a remarkable and moving synthesis of the themes that will help those living with AIDS as well as all who relate to them. From the first awareness of infection to coping with bereavement, this book honestly, sensitively, and substantively addresses the essential concerns that any and all who are touched by the HIV pandemic must reflect on.
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About the Author
Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor in the School of Nursing at The Catholic University of America. She is a Registered Nurse and sociologist and also holds a Master of Social Work degree. Dr. O'Brien's books include The Courage to Survive, The Life Career of the Chronic Dialysis Patient, and Anatomy of a Nursing Home: A New View of Resident Life.