Needs Experienced by Persons with Late Stage AIDS

  • Fred C Rabbetts


The paper examines needs experienced during the late stage of AIDS with reference to a phenomenological explication of unstructured interviews with persons with acute symptoms of the disease. A distinct pattern of health care needs emerged, characterized by a relative emphasis on the psychosocial as distinct from biomedical or economical aspects of the disease and emotion focused coping strategies. Results are compared with those of other studies and implications for palliative care are discussed.

Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, Volume 1, Edition 1 April 2001

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