Productive Living Strategies for People With AIDS
Routledge – 1991 – 227 pages
Here is an empowering and educational book about rehabilitation and HIV disease. Written for persons infected with HIV and AIDS, caregivers of people infected with HIV and AIDS, spiritual leaders, medical professionals, persons in the behavioral sciences, and all allied health professionals, Productive Living Strategies for People With AIDS will help HIV-infected persons become more functional and independent in daily life.From the time of diagnosis, people with HIV disease often encounter challenges in occupational functioning, including problems in mobility, strength, and coordinated movement; pain; difficulty in caring for one’s personal needs or in performing work, school, home, and community environments; and limitations in engaging in routine activities. Experts from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, nursing, social work, and occupational and physical therapy have created a unique resource filled with information on improving quality of living through rehabilitation. These experts address a vast and diverse set of topics, including the medical and psychosocial aspects of adults and children with HIV, rehabilitation needs of HIV-infected children and their caregivers, AIDS in the prison system, spiritual and cultural aspects, day treatment program development, human values, and gay grief. Case examples, intervention strategies, and program development are emphasized so that both the layperson and health care professional can share in the vision of rehabilitation for people with HIV and AIDS.