As the incidence of HIV infection rises, so will cases of HIV positive intensive care unit admissions. Factors affecting nurses’ care of these patients include fear of contagion, homophobia, and lack of knowledge. A multidimensional approach must be taken by the advanced practice nurse to decrease stigmatization by changing knowledge and attitudes of intensive care unit nurses.
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Stigmatized Populations/Violence| May 01 1994
The Stigmatized Patient With AIDS in the Intensive Care Unit: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
AACN Adv Crit Care (1994) 5 (4): 495–500.
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Liana Mosier; The Stigmatized Patient With AIDS in the Intensive Care Unit: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1994; 5 (4): 495–500. doi:
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