Advisor

Loyde Hales

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education

Physical Description

1 online resource (107 p.)

Subjects

Nurses -- Attitudes, AIDS (Disease) -- Patients, Nursing -- Study and teaching (Continuing education), Nurse and patient

DOI

10.15760/etd.5955

Abstract

This study was designed to describe the attitudes of staff nurses toward patients who have Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and to determine if the 1989 Washington State licensing requirement for seven hours of AIDS education was effective in changing the attitudes of these nurses toward AIDS patients. Health care providers' attitudes toward patients with AIDS have been documented as differing from their attitudes toward patients with other debilitating conditions (cancer, diabetes, heart disease) in that they place more blame for getting the disease on those with AIDS, they tend to have some degree of homophobia, and they are sometimes overly cautions in using protective procedures around these patients. The consequence of these attitudes can be seen in the nursing care received by some of these patients: insensitive comments and avoidance behavior by staff.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23412

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