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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-31

Community-Based Care of HIV/AIDS-Affected Family in India Using the Behavioural System Model

1 Professor, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Narayan Associates, Vienna VA; College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, Virginia, USA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Greeda Alexander
Department of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_42_20

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HIV/AIDS infection is a major public health problem in India. Indian community health nurses assume a major role in the care of people with HIV/AIDS. This article provides a brief overview of the HIV problem in India. It illustrates how a partnership between an Indian community health nursing department in a college of nursing and the community they serve addresses the community's HIV/AIDs care needs. Using a case study of a husband and wife, both infected with AIDS, the article follows how community health nursing staff, faculty and students effectively used the Johnson's Behavioral System Model to assess the couple's needs and develop a care plan that allowed this couple to meet their mental and physical health needs over a 10-year period within the community. The four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm with relevance to the Johnson's Behavioral System Model are also discussed.

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