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Allmänsjuksköterskans kunskap och attityd gentemot patienter med HIV/AIDS
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine nurses knowledge and attitude towards HIV/AIDS patients over the world. A descriptive literature study has been made based on scientific articles from the databases PubMed and Cinahl. The authors have examined the sampling and the falling off of the articles. The result shows that the attitude towards HIV patients is different from one country to another. The attitude was affected by several of factors such as experience, fear, knowledge / education and the nurses attitude and willingness to care for these patients. The nurses expressed being very emotionally affected in caring for these HIV patients, which added to the work burden. They also expressed worry of being caught by HIV themselves due to lack of proper equipment at the hospital. The nurses exposed lack of knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and the studies identified a correlation between knowledge and amount of education. The nurses also expressed a frustration regarding discrimination and stigmatizing of these patients from the society. The authors have drawn the conclusion that underlines the importance of education regarding HIV/AIDS, in order to increase the nurses knowledge so that they can give adequate care to the patients in question.   

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2012. , 32 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11775Archive number: SSKHk09-13OAI: diva2:517367
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Caring science
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Available from: 2012-04-25 Created: 2012-04-23 Last updated: 2012-04-25Bibliographically approved

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