By Pascal James Imperato MD (auth.), Pascal James Imperato Jr M.D. (eds.)
When Pascal James Imperato, MD, assumed the edi • Exclusion through the recent York country Departm~nt of well-being of certified laboratories from HIV testmg torship of the recent York kingdom magazine of drugs in 198~, the obtained immunodeficiency syndro. me (AIDS) epI • safety of overall healthiness care staff • obligations of physicians and different overall healthiness care demic within the usa used to be already SIX years outdated. Dur ing the time of his editorship, thematic problems with the employees magazine were dedicated to AIDS. furthermore, a wide • Public schooling variety of unique communications were usually • AIDS confidentiality released at the subje~t. This quantity ?rings jointly The Symposium on AIDS in Washington, DC, had vital articles released on AIDS m the magazine been such a success that the MSSNY, below the auspices of in the course of 1987 and 1988. . . the duty strength and the department of Governmental Affairs, within the early years of the epidemic the clinical Society of held informational symposia for kingdom senators and the kingdom of recent York (MSSNY) was once acutely aware that it had a assemblymen and their staffs in Albany, big apple. Thes. e accountability to either the professi?~ an~ the general public so as to add have been awarded in February 1988 and. March. 1989. ,!,hIS its efforts to these already mobIlized m the try to attempt has confident the MSSNY that It has given legisla comprehend and keep an eye on this tragic sickness. Early on, the tors a greater realizing of the final AIDS problem.
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There are a total of 5,000 deliveries a year at KCHC and an equal number of planned abortions. 9 Some 500 deliveries (10%) are among Haitian women. 9 In a recent study at KCHC it was found that 12 (2%) of 602 core blood samples were HIV positive. 9 Approximately half of the beds on the medical service at KCHC are currently occupied by AIDS patients. IO The high incidence of AIDS in the community served by SUNY HSCB has greatly increased the frequency 31 Chapter 6. Medical Students' Attitudes towards Patients with AIDS with which physicians, house staff, and clinical clerks must care for patients who have the disease or who are HIV positive.
To date, the need for such programs, given the widespread media attention and public education about the disease, is not fully documented. We report on a longitudinal study of a hospital staffs knowledge about AIDS, as well as their perceptions of the risks and stresses associated with the care of AIDS patients. We evaluated the extent to which attendance at inservice programs is associated with improvements in AIDS-related knowledge and with decreases in negative attitudes. METHODS In April 1985 we surveyed professional and technical employees at the major AIDS treatment center in Massachusetts, a 500bed teaching hospital to which approximately 60 AIDS patients had been admitted by the time of the survey.
J Appl Physiol1978; 45:33-39. 10. King TK, Weber B, Okinaka A , et al: Oxygen transfer in catastrophic respiratory failure. Chest 1974; 65:40S-44S . II . Lamy M, Fallat RJ, Koeniger E, et al: Pathologic features and mechanisms of hypoxemia in adult respiratory distress syndrome. Am Rev R espir Dis 1976; 114:267-284. Part I. Research Studies 30 Chapter 6 Medical students' attitudes towards caring for patients with AIDS in a high incidence area PASCAL JAMES IMPERATO, MD; JOSEPH G. FELDMAN, DRPH; KAMRAN NAYERI, MA; JACK A.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Current Issues and Scientific Studies by Pascal James Imperato MD (auth.), Pascal James Imperato Jr M.D. (eds.)