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Nursing management of anxiety in HIV infection
Issues in Mental Health Nursing (1998)
  • Kenneth D. Phillips, University of South Carolina
  • J. Morrow

Anxiety is a universal problem for individuals with AIDS because the disease creates uncertainty and disruptions in every aspect of their lives. Nurses have a wide variety of holistic interventions to help persons living with AIDS (PLWAs) manage anxiety. Orem’s self-care theory of nursing provides a framework for assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for an HIV-infected person experiencing anxiety. This article presents an overview of anxiety, the nature of anxiety in HIV-infected individuals, and psychological, pharmacological, and holistic interventions to assist the client in self-care of anxiety.

  • anxiety,
  • mental health,
  • nursing research,
  • nursing care
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Phillips, K. D., & Morrow, J. (1998). Nursing management of anxiety in HIV infection. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 19(4), 375-397.