2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Emergence of HIV: Voices of Nurses during the First Decade (1983-1993)
Delaney G. Swanson
Dr. Stephen Hadwiger, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of nurses who worked with HIV positive patients during the emergence of this disease in the American clinical setting. Primary and secondary historical sources were reviewed to identify nurse characters who played central roles in the nursing care of patients who were diagnosed with HIV. Barbara Fassbinder was a nurse who was the first healthcare worker documented that contracted HIV from a patient. Her voice was developed from quotes found in Working Nurse, New York Times, and C-Span documentaries. Findings were constructed into a drama of nurses' voices from the first decade of HIV's presence in the American health care system.



Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -2
Location: VH 1010
Time: 9:45

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