ERIC Number: ED366826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Making Connections: Ideas for Curriculum Development in the Tertiary Education of Health Care Workers Involved in Caring for People Living with HIV/AIDS.
Elsey, Barry; Mills, Patricia
This report synthesizes the findings of a week of focused group discussions during which Australian health care workers currently caring for people with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tertiary educators involved in designing/delivering curricula in various health and social disciplines shared their views on developing an integrated curriculum to train health care workers in caring for HIV/AIDS patients. The following emerged as major themes of the focus group discussions: (1) HIV/AIDS is, for many reasons, special and distinct from other infectious diseases; (2) health care curricula must include training in both the medical science of HIV/AIDS and the human relations aspects of caring and communication; and (3) it would be better to incorporate HIV/AIDS into existing health care curricula as an exemplar of both clinical practice and the gamut of psychosocial issues of health care work than to establish a separate HIV/AIDS curriculum. Specific ideas for tertiary education curriculum development are also presented. Appended are an executive summary of the first report of HIV/AIDS Program Unit of the South Australia Health Commission and a list of groups represented in the focus group discussions. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Australian Health Commission, Adelaide.
Authoring Institution: University of South Australia, Underdale.
Identifiers - Location: Australia