D'Cruz, Premilla

Family care in HIV/AIDS: exploring lived experience - New Delhi Sage Publications 2004 - 218 p.: ill. Includes references and index

This book vividly describes family care in HIV/AIDS through the lived experiences of caregivers and care receivers. It contributes to our knowledge not only because of the contemporary relevance of family care giving, but also because of its focus on HIV/AIDS which, being a relatively new disease, is little understood yet poses unique challenges due to its stigmatizing, long-drawn, debilitating and terminal nature. Based on a study conducted in Mumbai, Family Care in HIV/AIDS captures the lived experiences of 10 caregivers and seven care receivers belonging to diverse socio-economic groups and traditional as well as non-traditional family settings. Overall, the book provides valuable insights into a range of important issues related to care giving in family settings while identifying areas for intervention and further research. In addition, it overcomes many gaps identified in the substantive area of family care by Western researchers.

9780761932338


AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Home care
Caregivers - India
HIV (Disease) - Patients - Home care

FP 362.1969792 / D2F2

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