ERIC Number: ED321469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Persons with H.I.V. (AIDS). Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (16th, Savannah, Georgia). Report from the Study Group.
Corthell, David W.; Oliverio, Michael
This training manual addresses the vocational rehabilitation (VR) of persons with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and related conditions. It considers the medical, cultural, social, legal, psychological, and economic implications of this condition; and how these factors relate to the vocational rehabilitation process. VR management issues considered include Federal responsibility, the role of state VR agencies, procedural barriers to service, organizational structure, and advocacy. Basic information includes the historical context of the epidemic's course; the spectrum of HIV, symptoms, and opportunistic infections; routes of transmission; and infection precautions for caregivers. Also discussed are cultural and social issues, characteristics of the population, psychosocial issues, the counselor, the co-worker, and HIV and attitudes. Counselors are encouraged to look at AIDS as just another disability. Service delivery is considered in terms of case finding, the initial interview, functional limitations, eligibility, and development of the Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program. Legal issues such as confidentiality and the duty to warn are also addressed. Appendixes include resources (e.g., AIDS hotlines for all states), a glossary, and a reprint of "Aids Rehabilitation: A Resource Guide" by Thomas Backer. Contains 14 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Attitudes, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Diseases, Epidemiology, Individualized Programs, Legal Problems, Special Health Problems, Vocational Rehabilitation
Research and Training Center, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.