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Social support services for tuberculosis clients
  • Published Date:
    1999
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Harlem Hospital Center (New York, N.Y.) ; Columbia University ; New York (N.Y.), Dept. of Health. ; ... More ▼
  • Description:
    Tuberculosis (TB) treatment is inextricably involved in a host of psychological, social, andeconomic problems that interfere with the ability of TB clients to complete treatment.Clients' problems often take priority over TB treatment and potential cure. A clientwhose days and nights are spent in finding the means to obtain drugs will havedifficulty in adhering to medical treatment. Psychiatric problems may prevent a clientfrom understanding his condition and the need for a structured, prolonged course ofmedical treatment. For many people, making it through the day may be filled with somany hazards that dying of TB seems a distant threat. To help these clients with theirproblems, the provision of social support in a TB clinic is an essential component inreducing clients' personal and environmental problems and thereby increasing TB treatment completion rates. This Guide is to help providers establish and enhance socialsupport services in a TB clinic.

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