Integrated Care Model for People Living with HIV/AIDS

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An Integrated Care Model for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Russia
(New 3-day Course)

Main Learning Objectives
  • Learn an integrated care model for HIV patients in Russia
  • Learn the legal aspects of HIV prevention and treatment
  • Learn about psycho-social aspects of working with HIV-infected patients in healthcare institutions, methods and approaches used, and how to develop patient education and communications to improve care
  • Understand goals of ART, consequences of non-adherence to ART, and the development of drug resistance; learn methods of adherence assessment and monitoring, counseling on adherence issues, and how to enhance adherence among various groups of patients
  • Learn the principles of coordinated case management and assistance
    for PLWH who need care from various specialists
  • Master the principles of teamwork in developing and optimizing adherence to treatment
  • Discuss the significance of greater integration of interdisciplinary services in improving the quality of treatment and care for PLWH
  • Learn how effective interaction between government services and NGOs providing services and support to PLWH can enhance care
  • Study problems of providing palliative care to HIV-infected patients
  • Learn to apply the knowledge gained in practical settings
Key Topics Integrated care model for HIV-infected patients in the Russian Federation; legal foundations of HIV prevention and treatment; fundamentals of medical, psychological, and social work with HIV-infected patients; development and optimization of patient ART adherence; coordinated case management; teamwork in the organization of care and support for PLWH receiving ART; role of integration of interdisciplinary services in improving the quality of treatment and care for PLWH; interaction between government services and NGOs in providing care for PLWH; palliative care for HIV-infected patients
Basis of Curriculum,
Key Teaching Documents, and Materials Provided
  • HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Clinical Protocols for the WHO European Region (2006)
  • Relevant national protocols and policies
  • Set of slides and handouts

All materials available printed or electronically

Teaching Methods Lectures, small group instruction, role plays, demonstrations, discussions
Target Audience  Physicians with various areas of specialization, teams of specialists, social workers, psychologists, representatives of NGOs and volunteers
Maximum class size: 18-24 participants
Faculty Instructors are physicians specializing in infectious diseases and social workers specializing in care, treatment, and support for PLWH
Duration 3-day course, including theoretical and practical sessions; training is conducted at healthcare facilities that specialize in treating HIV infection