AIDS has or will affect virtually every professional health care provider. Occupational therapists are in a key position to identify and intervene with the social and occupational changes and losses commonly experienced by this patient population. Suggestions are provided to assist occupational therapists in helping patients with AIDS maintain meaning in their lives. Strategies to help occupational therapists prevent burnout resulting from the emotional stress related to caring for patients with AIDS are suggested as well.
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