Term of Award
Master of Science in Nursing
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Carol L. S. Simonson
Committee Member 3
Preparing nursing students for the challenges of caring for patients who have a communicable disease that is fatal is a challenge for any nursing educator since students have a reasonable fear of contracting a communicable disease. The purpose of this study was to examine beginning nursing students' attitudes and reactions towards persons with AIDS. One hundred sixty-four participants were given one of four vignette scenarios to read that provided information regarding a man who was homosexual or heterosexual and who had AIDS or leukemia. The findings revealed that an inverse relationship existed between prejudice and social interaction and that nursing students held negative and prejudicial attitudes toward the person with AIDS.
Kreisel, Marion Faith Gudinsky, "Nursing Student Attitudes towards Persons with AIDS" (1996). Legacy ETDs. 811.