Encounters with the Israeli Health Service : impressions from a support group for people with HIV.
The article which follows documents one of the first short-term support groups for HIV/infected people (PWH) in Israel.
The group enabled its members to cope in a positive way with issues of life and death and with the daily hardships that accompany their condition, and became an essential supporting factor in their lives.
Four main areas of difficulty emerged in the group pertaining to PWH encounters with the health service, of which all may have detrimental effects on compliance with treatment :
(a) sensitivity to the patient ;
(b) ensuring the patient's privacy ;
(c) consistency in procedures and in providing information ;
(d) communication between doctor and patient.
The importance of recognizing these difficulties and the need for improvement are underscored.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Support social, Israël, Asie, Service santé, Coping, Stress, Observance thérapeutique, Relation médecin malade, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Groupe soutien
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Social support, Israel, Asia, Health service, Coping, Stress, Treatment compliance, Physician patient relation, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Support group
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0442822
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 03/02/1998.