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Research Article  |   November 1999
The Village AIDS Day Treatment Program: A Model of Interdisciplinary and Interdependent Care
Author Affiliations
  • Nancy Murphy, FNP, was Director of Health Services, Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, 121B West 20th Street, New York, New York 10011, at the time of this writing
  • William Messina, CSW, is Director of AIDS Network and Former Program Director, Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, New York, New York
  • Elizabeth Getter, MD, is Coordinator of Psychiatric Services, Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, New York, New York
  • Linda Gutterman, OTR, is Director of Rehabilitation and Wholistic Health Services, Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, New York, New York
  • Thomas Martin, MCAT, CSW, is Program Director and Former Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts, Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, New York, New York
  • Patricia Rincon, CSW, is Assistant Program Director and Director of Social Services and Operations, Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, New York, New York
  • Jan Zimmerman, RD, is Assistant Program Director and Director of Nutrition Services and Facilities, Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, New York, New York
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Health and Wellness / Holistic Health
Research Article   |   November 1999
The Village AIDS Day Treatment Program: A Model of Interdisciplinary and Interdependent Care
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 1999, Vol. 53, 561-565. doi:10.5014/ajot.53.6.561
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November/December 1999, Vol. 53, 561-565. doi:10.5014/ajot.53.6.561
Abstract

This article describes the Village AIDS Day Treatment Program, a program for people living with HIV/AIDS that provides health care by using a full range of interdependent services. Opened in 1988, this program was the first of its kind in the country. It has provided leadership in developing a model of care that addresses the full spectrum of health care—promotion, prevention, maintenance, and treatment. Along with describing the program and its services, this article includes the program’s history and its influencing philosophies.