Nursing students need to have appropriate knowledge and attitudes about HIV and AIDS because they are the future health care professionals, therefore will play a key role in prevention of spread and care of people with AIDS. A cross-sectional study was carried out in a nursing school of a Technological Educational Institute in Greece. Data were collected using an anonymous questionnaire comprising four self-administered instruments:
Related literature were reviewed and summarized.
A descriptive research designs were used for the study. The study population comprised of registered nurses. A self-structured questionnaire was validated by the project supervisor and is the only instrument used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed with the use of frequency distribution tables.
Based on the findings, there is need to intensity health education and improve knowledge and attitude of health care professionals through workshops, seminars, group discussions and conferences. Their rights to employment, housing, education and even health and nursing care are being violated because of their HIV status.
This practice unfortunately exist despite strong evidence from research that has revealed that non-sexual contact with HIV positive individuals carries little or no risk.
This is even more so if careful precaution with blood products are taken as this further protects people from contracting the infection.
They are denied most needed treatment, care and support.
This in turn could affect their moral, self-esteem and self-determination to live quality lives devoid of stigma, fear, repression and discrimination.
Yet, the provision of this care raises health and occupational concerns for all levels of health care providers. Negative attitude and reluctance to provide care result in a poorer quality care.
Severally, the parents and relations of these patients are left to carry out most of the nursing care. It will serve as a guide for other researchers carrying out research in related studies. Operational Definition of Terms Attitude:The Importance of the Attitudes Nurses Hold towards Their Patients Words | 4 Pages.
Nurses attitude become a central topic of discussion nowadays, over the decades nurses were reflected to look after for the sick patients’ only. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding HIV/AIDS among University students in Xinjiang.
Only % of the respondents had positive attitude towards HIV/AIDS patient. With regards high risk. Kristina Nguyen HIV and AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Auto Immune Deficiency Disease (AIDS) are one of the leading killers around the world.
Statistics provided by the Joint United Nations Program approximate that over 33 million people have been infected with HIV and AIDS. Kristina Nguyen HIV and AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Auto Immune Deficiency Disease (AIDS) are one of the leading killers around the world.
Statistics provided by the Joint United Nations Program approximate that over 33 million people have been infected with HIV and AIDS. and compare HIV knowledge and attitudes towards caring for HIV/AIDS patients among senior baccalaureate nursing students in the United States of America and Thailand.
Either the English or the Thai version of HIV knowledge Questionnaire (HIV-KQ 45), AIDS Attitude Scale (AAS), and the Caring Survey were administered. Nursing staff and nursing students' attitudes towards HIV-infected and homosexual HIV-infected patients in Sweden and the wish to refrain from nursing HIV Knowledge and Attitudes Among Providers in Aging: Results from a National Survey, AIDS Patient Care and Knowledge and Attitudes of Jordanian Nurses towards Patients with HIV/AIDS.