Occupational exposure of health care workers (HCWs) to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): stress reactions and counseling interventions.

@article{Armstrong1995OccupationalEO,
  title={Occupational exposure of health care workers (HCWs) to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): stress reactions and counseling interventions.},
  author={K R Armstrong and Robert W. Gorden and G Santorella},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={61-80}
}
As more people become infected with HIV, Health Care Workers (HCWs) have a greater likelihood of being exposed at work. HIV exposure threatens the life of the HCW and can elicit a stress reaction. Although HCWs have reactions similar to those of people who have been exposed to other traumatic events, the nature of this stressor and the length of time it lasts is unique. This article presents counseling interventions that address the needs of the individual HCW during this event. These… CONTINUE READING

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