Coping with HIV Infection: Psychological and Existential Responses in Gay Men by Lena Nilsson SchönnessonCoping with HIV Infection: Psychological and Existential Responses in Gay Men by Lena Nilsson Schönnesson

Coping with HIV Infection: Psychological and Existential Responses in Gay Men

byLena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross

Hardcover | August 31, 1999

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This volume is the first long-term study of how gay men adjust to and cope with HIV disease. It examines the adjustment and existential issues which arise over the stages of the illness. The longitudinal character of the clinical data presented makes it possible to examine long-term HIV adaptation, the inner psychological experiences and existential experiences and processes. The first half of the volume focuses on HIV-related psychological, social, and sexual issues and their impact on psychological functioning and quality of life. The second half of the volume focuses on the psychological landscapes within the existential, adaptational and self contexts. This volume will be of interest to health care professionals working with HIV-positive populations or people with HIV, particularly psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and social workers.
Title:Coping with HIV Infection: Psychological and Existential Responses in Gay MenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pagesPublished:August 31, 1999Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306462206

ISBN - 13:9780306462207

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Foreword. 1. Living on the Boundary. Part I: The HIV Scenario. 2. The Impacts of Chronic and Terminal Illness. 3. HIV Testing and its Impact. 4. HIV-Related Threats. 5. The Insidious Persecutory Drama of HIV. 6. The Impact of HIV Infection on Psychological Functioning and Quality of Life. Part II: Psychological Landscapes. 7. The Existential Context. 8. HIV Adaptation Processes. 9. The Shattered Self. 10. Autonomy, Boundaries, Control, and Death. Appendix. Index.