Psychological Issues for HIV Infected Women
$18.00 | CEU Hours:6.00 | Intermediate
CE Course Description
Although healthcare providers for women living with HIV focus primarily on the physical manifestations of the condition, this CE course examines the understanding of the psychosocial, cultural, mental health, and substance abuse issues faced by HIV infected women in order to optimize care and makes recommendations for provider response, evaluation, and management. Working with adolescent and palliative care populations is also discussed.
Article Author: Jean Anderson, M.D.; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CE Course Objectives
1. Enumerate gender norms that contribute to the spread of HIV infection.
2. Explain harm-reduction techniques for women who are IDUs.
3. Investigate the factors of the most vulnerable women.
4. Examine principles of bereavement support to care for patients and families.
5. Identify triggers that may exacerbate an existing mental health disorder among women with HIV.
6. Describe the single most useful examination for substance abuse.
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