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Research Article  |   March 1990
Coping With Grief in Response to Caring for Persons With AIDS
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joan A. Piemme, RN, MNEd, FAAN, is Clinical Nursing Educator, Cancer Nursing Service, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. (Mailing address: Clinical Center Nursing Services, Building 10, Room 70–37, Bethesda, Maryland 20892)
  • Jacques L. Bolle, RN, DNSc, is Psychiatric Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mental Health Nursing Service, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Joan A. Piemme and Jacques L. Bolle wrote this article in their private capacity. No official support or endorsement of the Department of Health and Human Services is intended or should be inferred
    Joan A. Piemme and Jacques L. Bolle wrote this article in their private capacity. No official support or endorsement of the Department of Health and Human Services is intended or should be inferred×
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Research Article   |   March 1990
Coping With Grief in Response to Caring for Persons With AIDS
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1990, Vol. 44, 266-269. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.3.266
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1990, Vol. 44, 266-269. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.3.266
Abstract

AIDS has or will affect virtually every professional health care provider. Occupational therapists are in a key position to identify and intervene with the social and occupational changes and losses commonly experienced by this patient population. Suggestions are provided to assist occupational therapists in helping patients with AIDS maintain meaning in their lives. Strategies to help occupational therapists prevent burnout resulting from the emotional stress related to caring for patients with AIDS are suggested as well.