ERIC Number: ED325746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Working with Specific Populations.
Cramer, David; And Others
This document consists of the second section of a book written to educate and inform those in the helping professions on how to deal with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The five chapters in section 2 focus on diversity, each dealing with a special population with its own needs and a unique way of handling issues associated with AIDS. "The HIV-Positive Individual" (David Cramer) addresses the issues of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive individual, spotlighting the various stages a seropositive person goes through as he or she changes from being asymptomatic to symptomatic. "The Forgotten Seven Percent: Women and AIDS" (Margaret Nichols) combines the issues of AIDS with the issues of being a woman. "Special Needs of Today's Adolescents" (Barbara Slater) addresses issues of adolescence, examining the thinking, beliefs, and knowledge of adolescents and how counselors can assist them in coping with their fears and confusion over AIDS. "Double Indemnity: Substance Use and AIDS" (Ted Knapp-Duncan and Grant Knapp-Duncan) elaborates on the specific issues that substance users face in this time of AIDS, examining both intravenous drug users on the street and "white collar" drug users. "Culturally Sensitive AIDS Counseling" (Sally Jue and Craig Kain) is both content-oriented, looking at ways cultures view AIDS, and process-oriented, presenting ways in which counselors can be more attuned to the issues of particular groups not in the mainstream of society. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: Chapters 3-7 of "No Longer Immune: A Counselor's Guide to AIDS" (see CG 022 897).