ANAC's Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780763754594
ISBN-10: 0763754595
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Editor: Swanson, Barbara
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Kathleen Woodruff,  DNP, RN, ANP-BC  (USC School of Social Work)
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is a nonprofit, professional nursing organization committed to fostering the individual and collective professional development of nurses involved in the delivery of healthcare to persons infected or affected by HIV. This book presents a complete educational framework that provides in-depth information for nurses seeking certification in the area of HIV/AIDS. It was originally published in 1996 and last updated in 2003.
The book is an indispensable resource for nurses caring for patients with HIV and AIDS. The clinical management of these patients is complex and continues to evolve. The ANAC is focused on providing evidence-based knowledge that will define a clear standard of excellence in HIV/AIDS care.
Intended for nurses practicing in the specialty area of HIV/AIDS, it provides excellent information for student and novice nurses, as well as experienced nurses. The contributors and the editor have a vast amount of experience and knowledge in this area.
The book provides evidence-based information on clinical topics necessary in providing care for patients with HIV/AIDS. The chapters are constructed in a clear, concise, outline format. The chapter references are excellent for pointing readers to further resources. The topics are wide-ranging and inclusive. Chapters address the nursing care for both pediatric and adult patients, as well as psychosocial concerns.
This is a comprehensive book that provides essential information for nurses providing care to patients/families/significant others living with this disease. The book is clear and concise, and it can function as a well-designed study guide for nurses seeking certification in the area of HIV/AIDS. This edition is a needed update, but the book also is enhanced with valuable case studies and review questions.
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