Ways of maintaining hope in HIV disease.

  title={Ways of maintaining hope in HIV disease.},
  author={Beverly A Hall},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={17 4},
Utilizing Denzin's interpretative interactionism, this study was focused on the experiences of eight men and two women who were in Clinical Category C (AIDS) of HIV Disease. Interviews and analysis revealed their interpretations of the illness and the ways that they maintained hope while coping with end-stage HIV. There were four major ways that hope was maintained: by miracles, religion, involvement in work or vocations, and support of family and friends. These themes are discussed as they… CONTINUE READING

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