By Pascal James Imperato MD (auth.), Pascal James Imperato Jr M.D. (eds.)
When Pascal James Imperato, MD, assumed the edi • Exclusion through the recent York country Departm~nt of wellbeing and fitness of certified laboratories from HIV testmg torship of the hot York nation magazine of medication in 198~, the received immunodeficiency syndro. me (AIDS) epI • defense of future health care employees • obligations of physicians and different wellbeing and fitness care demic within the usa was once already SIX years outdated. Dur ing the time of his editorship, thematic problems with the staff magazine were dedicated to AIDS. additionally, a wide • Public schooling variety of unique communications were usually • AIDS confidentiality released at the subje~t. This quantity ?rings jointly The Symposium on AIDS in Washington, DC, had vital articles released on AIDS m the magazine been such a success that the MSSNY, lower than the auspices of in the course of 1987 and 1988. . . the duty strength and the department of Governmental Affairs, within the early years of the epidemic the scientific Society of held informational symposia for nation senators and the nation of recent York (MSSNY) used to be acutely aware that it had a assemblymen and their staffs in Albany, manhattan. Thes. e accountability to either the professi?~ an~ the general public so as to add have been awarded in February 1988 and. March. 1989. ,!,hIS its efforts to these already mobIlized m the try and attempt has confident the MSSNY that It has given legisla comprehend and keep an eye on this tragic disorder. Early on, the tors a greater figuring out of the general AIDS problem.
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How much risk do you think you have of getting AIDS because of your job? How uncomfortable are you with AIDS patients? 04§ * Excludes responses of 31 house officers, and 24 staff members who provided incomplete survey data (these employees had little or no contact with AIDS patients). t Percentages indicate those selecting response of "3" or "4" on a 1-to-4 scale. 05. 005. 27 Chapter 5. " Program developers should encourage participation by all employees, and pay particular attention to the needs of technical and nursing-support staff.
These perceptions frequently correlated with beliefs regarding prerogatives related to medical care behavior. N either the perceptions of risk nor beliefs were influenced by a lecture on AIDS which carefully set forth the epidemiology of the disease and the risks associated with various types of contact. Those students who expressed a higher perception of risk with regard to taking a medical history, performing a physical examination, or drawing blood were more likely to think that they should have the prerogative of declining care.
0%, respectively. 2% said maybe concerning the prerogative of declining to do so. 9% thought interns and residents should (Table III). 2% for medical students (Table II). 4% thought interns and residents should (Table III). 3% said interns and residents should be able to TABLE II. 6 Activity Part I. Research Studies 32 TABLE III. 4% NSI Per unit increase in risk score. I NS, not significant. 4% NSI * Adjusted for sex and personal knowledge of an AIDS patient. t Per unit increase in risk score. I NS, not significant.