Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/145899
Title:
No room for complacency families, communities and HIV
Authors:
O'Gorman, Aileen
Publisher:
Printwell
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/145899
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
This research study was commissioned by Cairde, who, during the course of its work providing emotional and practical support to HIV positive individuals and their families, had become increasingly aware of the difficulties families experience in relation to issues of exclusion, emotional stress, and financial strain. The study is based on the premise that in addition to the people directly infected by the HIV virus, there are also those people whose lives have been affected, by the virus i.e. the parents, partners, children and siblings of the people who are HIV positive. In addition, the study focuses on HIV rather than AIDS, for it is at the point of a positive HIV diagnosis that individuals and families become affected by HIV/AIDS. The aims of this study were: i) to assess the circumstances and needs of the HIV positive individuals and their families; ii) to examine their responses and coping mechanisms; iii) to use the experiences of those affected to inform policy making and practice. A qualitative research methodology was chosen as the most appropriate means for assessing the circumstances and needs of individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. This approach focused on the use of semi-structured in-depth interviews to ‘give voice’ to the individuals and families concerned and relate their experience from the initial positive diagnosis, to life, and in some cases death, with HIV/AIDS.
Keywords:
POVERTY; DRUG ADDICTION; HIV INFECTION; AIDS; COMMUNITY HEALTH; PUBLIC HEALTH
ISBN:
0953630404
Sponsors:
This study was funded by: Eastern Health Board, Combat Poverty Agency and Cairde.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Gorman, Aileenen
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-19T10:25:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-19T10:25:26Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.isbn0953630404-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/145899-
dc.descriptionThis research study was commissioned by Cairde, who, during the course of its work providing emotional and practical support to HIV positive individuals and their families, had become increasingly aware of the difficulties families experience in relation to issues of exclusion, emotional stress, and financial strain. The study is based on the premise that in addition to the people directly infected by the HIV virus, there are also those people whose lives have been affected, by the virus i.e. the parents, partners, children and siblings of the people who are HIV positive. In addition, the study focuses on HIV rather than AIDS, for it is at the point of a positive HIV diagnosis that individuals and families become affected by HIV/AIDS. The aims of this study were: i) to assess the circumstances and needs of the HIV positive individuals and their families; ii) to examine their responses and coping mechanisms; iii) to use the experiences of those affected to inform policy making and practice. A qualitative research methodology was chosen as the most appropriate means for assessing the circumstances and needs of individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. This approach focused on the use of semi-structured in-depth interviews to ‘give voice’ to the individuals and families concerned and relate their experience from the initial positive diagnosis, to life, and in some cases death, with HIV/AIDS.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by: Eastern Health Board, Combat Poverty Agency and Cairde.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPrintwellen
dc.subjectPOVERTYen
dc.subjectDRUG ADDICTIONen
dc.subjectHIV INFECTIONen
dc.subjectAIDSen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY HEALTHen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen
dc.titleNo room for complacency families, communities and HIVen
dc.typeStudyen
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