Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Psychology and people living with hiv/aids: A critical review of the literature
by Fischer, David, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2012, 145; 3543515
Abstract (Summary)

The implications of living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have evolved over the last 30 years. The view of HIV infection as an imminent death sentence has largely disappeared. From a practical perspective, HIV positive status is now medically treated as a chronic illness rather than as a terminal diagnosis. In response, the focus of psychological research and therapeutic practice has evolved to reflect the changing implications of living with HIV. This study documents how psychological literature regarding people living with HIV has changed over the course of the epidemic.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mayo, Robert de
Commitee: Ingram, Barbara, O'Keefe, Carolyn
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 74/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Aids, Hiv, Literature review, Plwh, Psychology
Publication Number: 3543515
ISBN: 978-1-267-72438-0
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