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Health Disparities in HIV/AIDS
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Part II The Issue HIV/AIDS has spread across the world in recent decades and it is a source of constant concern for medicinal practitioners. By the end of the year 2000, more than 36 million people had HIV/AIDS and, amongst those, more than 1 million were infants or small children.
Another serious issue is that the majority of these HIV infected people are inhabitants of the developing world (CDC). This not only is a serious health threat but also a factor that hinders these countries’ economic development. This issue is not only a health related issue but also a socio-economic problem for these countries. In each of the countries where AIDS/HIV patients are growing in number, health care costs have increased and that has a direct impact on these countries’ economies. According to an estimate of the World Bank, the cost of health care will increase by around 40% in the next few years for all of these countries. In this paper, guidelines for controlling and monitoring such a medical and socio-economic issue will be discussed, along with an analysis of best practices and clinical pathways that must be used to manage this HIV/AIDS issue. Case management plan Case management in the nursing and health fields deals with special management training in order to coordinate with patients for the best available health services. Nursing case management basically is a training program based on the patient’s satisfaction about their health and special care. ...
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