Narrative of an AIDS Patient

Commentary by Johanna Shapiro. PhD

Several issues of note emerged from the discussion: 1) discrepancies between resident’s information and community physician’s information:

  1. resident – pt. had no AIDS support system
  2. physician – pt. linked up with AIDS Project LA, which is why he expressed no interest in help from social worker in this area
  3. resident – mother and father of pt. spoke no English (Spanish)
  4. physician – father spoke English well, mother understood well

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