Maintaining self integrity in the care of AIDS patients : a grounded theory approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Arndt, Mary J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Newman, Linda C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:00Z
dc.date.created 1992 en_US
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1992 .N49 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184391
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to explore barriers hospital nurses perceive in the care of AIDS or HIV positive patients. According to the Center for Disease Control, the total number of AIDS cases reported in the United States as of December 1991 was 206,392. The Center for Disease Control reported of the known AIDS cases in the United States 59% have resulted in death.A grounded theory approach was used in the study of sixteen nurses working with AIDS patients in a medical surgical area of the hospital. Results of the study showed nurses had a need to maintain self integrity. All barriers found as a result of the study related to the nurses need to maintain self integrity. Barriers found as a result of the study include the following: fear of contagion, family concerns, fear of the unknown, issues in confidentiality, issues in universal precautions, and emotional and spiritual aspects.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent 105 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Nursing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurse and patient. en_US
dc.title Maintaining self integrity in the care of AIDS patients : a grounded theory approach en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/834521 en_US


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