Hospice care for the person with AIDS

Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

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Hospice care for the person with AIDS

4th International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs and STIs

October 03-05, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA

Robert W Buckingham

University of Michigan-Flint, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J AIDS Clin Res

Abstract :

This presentation will focus on the philosophy of care for the person with AIDS in the last 6 months of life. I will present palliative care for the special needs of the AIDS patient and their family. This presentation will focus on pain control, patient/family as the unit of care, palliative sedation, symptom control, continuity of care, respect of lifestyle, physician and nurse accessibility, control of loneliness and fears of abandonment as well as grief management after the death of the loved one.

Biography :

Robert W Buckingham joins PHHS after having previously been appointed as the Jack W Thompson, M.D. He was appointed as inaugural Executive Director/Dean of the School of Public Health with the University of Saskatchewan, in 2009. He has authored more than 12 books and many scientific referred papers with the most recent being a textbook entitled, “A Primer on International Health” published by Allyn & Bacon and five books on hospice care, including, “Care of the Dying Child” published by the Continuum Publishing Company, which was translated in seven languages. His research areas are hospice care, global public health and HIV/ AIDS in South East Asia and Central America. He has wide range of publication and attended national or international oral presentations.


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