3134.0: Monday, October 22, 2001: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Oral Session

Addressing Disparities in End-of-Life Care: Delivering Patient-Centered Care to Disenfranchised and Hard-to-Reach Persons with HIV/AIDS

This session will address the emerging challenges in providing appropriate palliative care and services to individuals with HIV/AIDS who are medically underserved and hard-to-reach. Although the death rates from HIV/AIDS have fallen in recent years, AIDS is still a fatal disease. In developing countries, the death rates from HIV/AIDS are growing expodentially and appropriate care at end-of-life is a concern. The speakers will discuss the delivery of end-of-life care in rural and urban settings and describe service provision to individuals with HIV/AIDS who are homeless, uninsured, substance abusers, mentally ill, and/or incarcerated. The presentations will illustrate how an awareness of the life circumstances and lifestyle of the affected population informs the range, focus and delivery of the programs.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) understand innovative approaches to delivering palliative care services to hard-to-reach populations, (2) appreciate the challenges of delivering palliative care services to individuals with HIV/AIDS, (3) and, comprehend the patient-centered end-of-life care as it relates to HIV/AIDS
Discussant(s):Katherine Marconi, PhD
Moderator(s):Victoria H. Raveis
Organizer(s):Victoria H. Raveis, PhD
2:30 PMApproaches to delivering patient-centered palliative care to substance abusers, mentally-ill and homeless with HIV/AIDS
Margaret Perrone, RN
2:45 PMPalliative care needs of medically-underserved persons with HIV/AIDS in an urban inner city
Peter Selwyn, MD, MPH
3:00 PMChallenges in delivering palliative care to rural, multiply-diagnosed persons with HIV/AIDS
Barbara Hanna, MD
3:15 PMProviding palliative care to the homeless with HIV/AIDS: End of life residence approach
Elizabeth Patterson, JD, BSN
3:30 PMDying well in jails: HIV-infected jail inmates' needs at end-of-life
Herbert A. Rosefield
Sponsor:Medical Care
Cosponsors:HIV/AIDS; Social Work; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work

The 129th Annual Meeting of APHA