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ERIC Number: EJ969554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1923-6182
Participants' Perceptions of an HIV/AIDS Workshop
Young, Wendy I.
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v46 n1 p35-44 2012
This brief report describes the perceptions of individuals who attended an educational program that targets HIV-positive people. Analysis of quotes from participants in a 90-minute focus group revealed three benefits of attending the workshop (empowerment, patient-physician relationship, and knowledge of medications). Four ways to improve the workshop were identified: peer support and support groups, additional information on medications, nutrition, and more information about the disease. The findings suggest that there may be an unmet need for counselling. Counselling practitioners could make further contributions to the systematic development, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based programs for people with a chronic disease. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada