ERIC Number: ED329172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-13
Issues in the Development of Undergraduate Courses on the Psychosocial Implications of AIDS.
Heyman, Steven R.
This paper discusses the issues that should be addressed in an undergraduate course dealing with the psychosocial implications of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). These issues are: (1) the medical aspects of HIV infection and transmission; (2) death and dying versus life and living; (3) homosexuality; (4) intravenous drug use; (5) issues involving AIDS and the Third World, minorities, women, and children; (6) the use of psychoneuroimmunology; (7) the stress and strain felt by health care, helping professionals, friends, and family and the support they need; and (8) the religious problems involving attitudes towards homosexuality, condom use, and the training of clergy in HIV-related issues. Other teaching requirements are listed, such as the need for adequate instructor education in AIDS and the issues surrounding AIDS, the need for the instructor to review a wide variety of texts on the subject, and an awareness of the use of audiovisuals and the copyright restrictions concerning their use. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 13, 1990).