Nurses historically have accepted the risk of contagion while caring for patients with infectious diseases.
The duty to care for patients is directly related to the care the patient requires, the nurse's knowledge, and the extraordlnary risk to the nurse.
The current Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) highlights other factors, such as fear, ignorance, and homophobia, that influence a nurse's decision to refuse to provide care.
Professional associations, nurse administrators, and educators must assist nurses to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care as well as explore feelings about different life-styles.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Refus, Soin, Attitude, Perception sociale, Ethique, Responsabilité professionnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Nurse, Health staff, Denial, Care, Attitude, Social perception, Ethics, Occupational responsibility, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0457116
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.