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  1. Fear of contagion and AIDS : nurses' perception of risk.

    Article - En anglais

    Nurses' fear of contagion when caring for persons with AIDS remains high despite increased levels of knowledge.

    This paper examines the multiple factors that contribute to nurses' perception of risk within the workplace.

    The authors suggests that constructs from theories such as decision making, psychoanalysis and cognitive psychology can provide insight into the assessment of risk.

    Findings from a recent survey of nurses are used to illustrate the complex nature of fear of contagion.

    Understanding this complexity may be an essential first step in order to provide opportunities for resolution of fears and modification of behaviours.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Perception sociale, Attitude, Peur, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Enquête, Article synthèse, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Social perception, Attitude, Fear, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, AIDS, Viral disease, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Inquiry, Review, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 92-0160528

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.