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Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome 

Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
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Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Author(s):

Carl A. Kirton

and Deborah Witt Sherman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0041
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date: 12 November 2018

This chapter provides an overview and update of the comprehensive care related to HIV/AIDS and addresses the palliative care needs of individuals and families living with and dying from this illness. With this information, nurses and other health-care professionals will gain the knowledge to provide effective and compassionate care, recognizing the need for both curative and aggressive care as well as supportive and palliative therapies to maximize the quality of life of patients and their family caregivers.

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