ERIC Number: ED323715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
HIV and Mental Health Institutions. AIDS Technical Report, No. 4.
Harvey, David C.
This technical report is part of a series on AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and is intended to help link various legal advocacy organizations providing services to persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities. This paper examines AIDS policy issues in mental health institutions. The paper provides a discussion and specific recommendations for policy development for the following areas: (1) education; (2) HIV testing; (3) confidentiality; (4) duty to protect; (5) liability; and (6) access to services. Also included is a summary of interviews with four administrators at Washington D.C. institutions which demonstrate the daily issues confronting institutions. Includes 15 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Adults, Advocacy, Agencies, Case Studies, Check Lists, Communicable Diseases, Confidentiality, Institutions, Legal Responsibility, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Residential Programs
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, 200 Eye St., N.E., Suite 150, Washington, DC 2002 ($10.00 each, $40.00 series of 5).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Foundation, Chevy Chase, MD. AIDS Prevention and Service Program.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 232 141-145.