ERIC Number: ED360482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Knowing Both: Towards Integrating Two Main Approaches to the Tertiary Education of Health Care Workers Involved in Caring for People Living with HIV/AIDS. A Needs Assessment of HIV/AIDS Tertiary Education for Health Care Workers in Metropolitan South Australia.
Elsey, Barry; Mills, Patricia
The need for continuing education about human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) was assessed for health care workers in metropolitan South Australia. Seventeen focus group discussions were held to solicit the views and experiences of various persons regarding HIV/AIDS tertiary education. Included in the discussion groups were health care professionals involved in HIV/AIDS provision, HIV-positive persons, health and welfare service providers, policymakers, and advocacy groups. The participants generally agreed that health care workers need a both a workable knowledge about the medical science of HIV/AIDS treatment and insight knowledge of the human side of working and living with HIV/AIDS. The curriculum for HIV/AIDS tertiary education should be developed in consultation and collaboration with HIV-positive persons, and the goal of training should be to present an integrated approach to the management of treatment and care that focuses on both the person and the disease. (Information about HIV/AIDS training for health care and allied workers, summaries of the focus group discussions, a summary of the initial survey of current tertiary HIV/AIDS education programs for health care workers, and the matrix model used to classify data from the discussions are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Attitudes, Continuing Education, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Health Personnel, Holistic Approach, Humanistic Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Australian Health Commission, Adelaide.
Authoring Institution: University of South Australia, Underdale.
Identifiers - Location: Australia