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Research Article  |   August 1988
Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Intervention With AIDS Patients
Author Affiliations
  • Victoria J. Schindler, MA, OTR, at the time this article was written, was Senior Occupational Therapist at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center–Day Hospital, New York, New York. She now is Coordinator of Occupational Therapy Services, Office of Education, Department of Human Services, State of New Jersey. (Mailing address: 10 Quakerbridge Plaza, CN 700, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.)
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Research Article   |   August 1988
Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Intervention With AIDS Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1988, Vol. 42, 507-512. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.8.507
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1988, Vol. 42, 507-512. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.8.507
Abstract

The role of psychosocial occupational therapy with AIDS patients is explored. The clinical picture is defined, information regarding the transmission, incidence, diagnosis, and treatment is presented, and the impact of the illness on the developmental life cycle is described. The occupational behavior framework is used to guide evaluation and intervention and case examples are provided. Finally, fears and issues affecting therapists working with these patients are explored.