Coping with a dual diagnosis: Healthcare beliefs and attitudes among ethnic minority HIV-positive female substance abusers with a chronic illness
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Explain how ethnic minority female substance abusers faced with a dual diagnosis of HIV and a chronic disease defined and conceptualized their own health. Identify their beliefs and attitudes towards seeking health care from their own unique perspective.
Keyword(s): Chronic Diseases, HIV/AIDS
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: From 2006-2009, I helped coordinate an R01 study examining the ethical issues in research involving substance abusers, which resulted in several publications and reports including NIDAâs 2001 Policy on Counseling and Testing for HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases. In 2009, I was selected to be a Training Fellow for the Addiction Research Training Institute sponsored by NIDAâs Special Populations Office. The current project is therefore, a natural progression of my research with the target population.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.