TITLE

The Infrastructure of Religious Communities: A Neglected Resource for Care of People with AIDS

AUTHOR(S)
Shelp, Earl E.; DuBose, Edwin R.; Sunderland, Ronald H.
PUB. DATE
August 1990
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Aug1990, Vol. 80 Issue 8, p970
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The AIDS Interfaith Council of Houston, sponsored by the Foundation for Interfaith Research and Ministry, recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers for home-based care for adults and children with AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The program provides compassionate non-judgmental care for the sick and respite support for the primary care provider. Care is provided by highly motivated trained volunteers. The respite care team model also represents a support system to complement medical management and other health care services for people with AIDS. With the explaining number of cases and the growing preference for clients to remain at home, such a model will become increasingly important as people continue to live longer with AIDS.
ACCESSION #
9101281015

 

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