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HIV: Effective Tools & Techniques for the Caregiver
6 CEUs HIV: Effective Tools & Techniques for the Caregiver

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Audio Transcript Questions The answer to Question 1 is found in Track 1 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 2 is found in Track 2 of the Course Content… and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question. Do not add any spaces.
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Questions:
1. What are five steps a caregiver can take in order to be supportive? 
2. What are four basic strategies for decreasing depression regarding an HIV positive client?
3. What are five techniques for controlling negative thoughts?
4. What are four steps caregivers providing care to a relative or friend who has AIDS dementia complex can take to help the HIV positive client?
5. What are the steps caregivers can take with an HIV positive friend or family member to prevent suicide?
6. What are four steps caregivers can take if their HIV positive friend or family member has a substance abuse problem?
7.
Answers:
A. Five techniques are thought stopping, arranging a time and place for negative thoughts, distraction, arguing against negative thoughts, and problem solving. 
B. The four steps to helping a client with AIDS dementia complex are providing a calm, stable environment, helping to cope with a failing memory, maintaining a safe environment, and setting up advance directives. 
C.  Three techniques for providing care to themselves and the HIV positive friend or relative during the last weeks of life are providing comfort and rest, managing visitation, and the Moving Beyond Guilty Feelings Technique.” 
D. The five steps include communicating effectively, offering support for spiritual concerns, working with health care professionals, working with others who also care about the client, and taking care of personal needs. 
E. Four steps caregivers can take if their HIV positive friend or family member has a substance abuse problem are avoiding nagging and preaching, encouraging honesty and positive thinking, promoting self affirmation, and supporting the process of change. 
F. Four basic strategies for decreasing depression are encouraging participation in pleasant experiences, setting reasonable goals, pointing out negative thinking and supporting efforts to control negative thoughts.
G. Listen, talk about suicide, and, if a plan exists, get a verbal commitment not to act on thoughts until further discussion.

Course Content Manual Questions The Answer to Question 8 is found in Section 8 of the Course Content… and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.
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Questions:
8. What is a strategy recommended by Scon for carers dealing with being constantly followed or asked the same question repeatedly by a loved one with AIDS dementia?
9. What are eight points of difference between preparatory grief and depression?
10. What are five barriers to female caregivers attending support groups?
11. According to Bunting, what are four factors a caregiver needs for sustaining a relationship with an HIV positive person?
12. In a strength-based model of therapy, what are six areas in which the client is prompted to discuss his or her assets?
13. In Heckman’s intervention program, what were four problem-focused coping strategies to changeable stressors in participants lives during Sessions 3 and 4?
14. In Flaskerud’s study, why is it likely that caregivers of AIDS patients experienced more negative symptoms than caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients?
15. What are three statements that indicate suicidality caregivers might be aware of?
16. In Rokach’s study, on what two coping with loneliness subscales do AIDS patients score similarly to those with other terminal illnesses?
17. In the intervention strategy discussed by Rotheram-Borus, what three concepts does the first Module emphasize?
Answers:
A.  Three statements to be aware of are: 1. 'I can't see the point any more', 2. 'I'm too tired to carry on any more' or 3. 'Everyone would be better off if I weren't here'.
B.  AIDS patients scored similarly on: 1. Reflection and Acceptance; and 2. Religion and Faith.
C.  1. Physical; 2. Social support; 3. Life roles; 4. Employment/hobbies/recreation; 5. History/culture; 6. coping
D.  Scon recommends the use of memory wallets. These contain information about someone and are carried on the person. They help prompt memory and may be particularly useful in unfamiliar surroundings
E. Eight points of difference are: temporal variation, progress with time, negative self-image, anhedonia, hopelessness, response to support, agitation, and active desire for an early death.
F. AIDS patient were younger, and the age of death may have seemed more untimely.
G. Four factors are: 1. reciprocal caring; 2. role transition; 3. managing behavior; and 4. managing distance.
H.  Five barriers are: 1. lack of transportation; 2. lack of respite care; 3. stigmatization; 4. family desertion; 5. isolation of the caregiver
I.  The first Module emphasizes: 1. issues of disclosure; 2. emotional reactions to AIDS; and 3. coping with stigma.
J.  1. Differentiating health changes associated with normal aging from those that are AIDS-related; 2. developing skills to improve relationships with health care providers; 3. identifying and establishing relationships with AIDS-wise medical and mental health care professionals; and 4. identifying strategies that promote consistent HIV treatment adherence.


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