Issue 16.2

An evaluation of Living Well’s Life Coaching programme: the clients’ perspective

LivingWell is a community interest company that focuses on the development and delivery of innovative health services. One of the services they currently provide is Life Coaching for people living with HIV. The purpose of this article is to evaluate this service from the clients’ perspective.

Janice Constance
London Metropolitan University

Self-awareness and HIV nursing

Patients with HIV often present to services with complex and challenging psychosocial issues. As nurses, we are often required to discuss the sexual disclosure of HIV, testing of children/sexual partners, issues around sexuality, risky sexual behaviour, harm reduction and the onward transmission of HIV. When working with others in a professional capacity, it is important that we are clear about our own personal beliefs, values and needs. Self-awareness is a process that enables nurses to learn more about their personal beliefs and value and is considered an important tool during the development of therapeutic relationships with patients.

Michelle Croston & Kirsten Jack
North Manchester General Hospital & Manchester Metropolitan University

How to write a case study for HIV Nursing

Case studies are a lived experience and something that can be used for reflection and learning for other nurses. Writing a case study isn’t difficult but it can take time to pull together the pertinent information that you want to discuss and, when you have lived that situation, keeping it to a strict word count can be tricky.

Shaun Watson
Clinical Nurse Specialist (HIV Community)

Book review. Living Confidently with HIV: A Self-help Book for People Living with HIV

In the 2016 revised edition of Living confidently with HIV: A Self-help Book for People Living with HIV the authors Shaw, Tacconelli, Watson and Herbert write sensitively about the issues that people living with HIV experience.

Michelle Croston
North Manchester General Hospital

HIV Nursing

Sharing best practice in HIV care

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