Advanced Clinical Practice in HIV Care
A Handbook for Nurses, Midwives and other Healthcare Practitioners
Edited by Nathaniel Ault, Catrin Evans, Jane Bruton, Zoe Sheppard
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
As medication and technology has improved, HIV is no longer a terminal illness. It is now considered a long-term condition and nursing is well placed to provide both care and management for people with HIV.
This book is the definitive text for nurses working with this patient group at an advanced level, whether in an acute hospital setting, in an HIV or sexual health community setting or alongside other patients with long-term conditions in primary care. Accessible and evidence-based, each chapter in this text is followed by a case study exploring and illustrating the relevant issues as they apply to practice. It is divided into six sections and covers:
Referring throughout to RCN and NONPF competencies for advanced nurses, Advanced Clinical Practice in HIV Care is ideal for nurses pushing the traditional boundaries of who can provide care to patients.
Selected contents: Section One: Developing Advanced Practice Services 1. Advanced Nursing in HIV 2. Service Development and Evaluation Section Two: Risk Assessing, Diagnosing the Undiagnosed and Managing Sexual Health of the HIV Population 3. Sexual Health Assessment, HIV Testing and Diagnosis 4. Sexual Health Care for People Living with HIV 5. Fertility and Pregnancy Section Three: Living Longer with HIV: Routine Care and Management 6. The Initial Nursing Assessment and Early Management of the Newly Diagnosed Person 7. Managing a Stable Patient on HIV Therapy 8. Supporting Healthy Living Section Four: When Complexity Arises 9. Triaging Patients Attending Unwell 10. The Co-infected Patient 11. Exploring Resistance Section Five: Social, Cultural and Ethical Considerations 12. Psychosocial Issues and Advanced Practice 13. Mental Health Issues and Advanced Practice Section Six: Conclusions 14: The Future of HIV Advanced Practice
Nathaniel Ault is the HIV Consultant Nurse at Barts and the London NHS Trust, UK. He is on the executive committee of the National HIV Nurses Association.
Catrin Evans is a lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is on the executive committee of the National HIV Nurses Association.
Jane Bruton is Clinical Nurse Lead for HIV at the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
Zoe Sheppard is Senior Nurse for HIV at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK.