Victoria J. Schindler; Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Intervention With AIDS Patients. Am J Occup Ther 1988;42(8):507-512. doi: 10.5014/ajot.42.8.507.
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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.
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