Degree Granting Department
Nancy Y. Romero-Daza
burnout, HIV/AIDS, political economy, social services
Much literature has documented the high levels of burnout, stress, and grief in HIV physicians and nurses due to the challenging nature of the chronic, fatal disease with which they deal on a daily basis. Providers of social and HIV prevention services face similar challenges while working with stigmatized, terminally ill clients. However, since these latter occupations deal with social, rather than clinical interventions, their experiences may differ from those of medical personnel. Through open-ended interviews with HIV counselors, educators, case managers, and outreach workers, this exploratory study assesses the occupational stressors of providers of social and HIV prevention services in the Tampa Bay area. By addressing the factors that contribute to stress in HIV prevention work, coping strategies and structural interventions are recommended to an AIDS service organization to combat the ill effects of these problems.
Scholar Commons Citation
Rapp, Mackenzie Kaye, "Occupational Stressors Among Providers of HIV Prevention and Support Services" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.