Chapter 8. George Dennis: A 35-Year-Old African American Man with AIDS

  1. Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant2 and
  2. Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean3
  1. Ronald G. Collman MD Professor

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch8

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

How to Cite

Collman, R. G. (2009) George Dennis: A 35-Year-Old African American Man with AIDS, in Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals (eds L. Hark and H. DeLisser), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 3

    Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Penn Center for AIDS Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180726

Online ISBN: 9781444311686

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Keywords:

  • African American man with AIDS;
  • the interface of race and sexual orientation in health care;
  • to discuss - potentially sensitive and private issues with patients;
  • sexual orientation and sexual activity;
  • screening and antiretroviral treatment of pregnant women

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why might Mr. Dennis have been less than forthcoming about his sexual activity and sexual orientation during the initial visit?

  • When exploring risk factors for HIV with patients, what approaches might be used in discussing these potentially sensitive and private issues?

  • How might you respond to Mr. Dennis when he asks you to withhold information from family members?

  • How might Dr. Carey respect the patient's autonomy while responding meaningfully to the family?

  • References