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Altruism and Health in HIV

Gail Ironson

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter presents research on altruism and health in the context of people living with AIDS. It begins with a review of the literature on AIDS patients who volunteer to help others with the ... More


The Silent Stage: Encouraging the Bereaved to Express Themselves

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of encouraging bereaved or chronically ill patients to express themselves. It describes the case of John, an AIDS patient in his early thirties, who claimed that ... More


Miraculous cures

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1994 commentary on the importance of expectation in determining the response to treatment. It tells the story of an AIDS patient whose health significantly improved while ... More


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