The aim of this e-module is to enhance knowledge about HIVcare among rehabilitation professionals so they may better address the needs of people living with HIV. Development of this document involved a multi-staged and interdisciplinary process, led by CWGHR. Notable characteristics of the e-module include the comprehensive review and incorporation of current best evidence on HIV and rehabilitation and the interdisciplinary approach to its development.
The CWGHR E-Module for Evidence-Informed HIV Rehabilitation is divided into seven chapters.
Chapter 1 includes an introduction that reviews current approaches to HIV and rehabilitation, HIV pathogenesis, and epidemiology, interacting with communities affected by HIV, and rehabilitation, including traditional rehabilitation professionals (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and physiatry),complementary and alternative medicines and therapies, vocational rehabilitation, and psychological rehabilitation.
Chapter 2 provides an overview of best practices in rehabilitation.
Chapter 3 describes the symptoms and impairments associated with HIV and interventions to address them.
Chapter 4 provides an overview of the systemic impacts of HIV.
Chapter 5 is dedicated to pediatrics.
Chapter 6 provides an overview of interventions (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological) including exercise, modalities, vocational rehabilitation, and self-management.
Chapter 7 describes issues related to HIV and rehabilitation such as access to care, advocacy, research priorities, and provides additional resources on national rehabilitation and consumer organizations.
Chapter8 includes six case studies that encourage integration of the e-module content and problem-solving around practical scenarios that rehabilitation professionals may face in clinical practice.
Red flags throughout the e-module highlight important clinical symptoms that indicate the need for immediate referral to a physician.
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