A dissertation about HIV, substance abuse and depression?

  1. Hi

    I would love some input about my choice of dissertation topic. I have chosen to look at effective psychiatric nursing interventions that can be implemented in a dual diagnosis rehabilitation center to reduce anxiety and depression among HIV-infected adults?

    Has anyone got any first hand experience? What type of things can nurses do to help HIV patients with depression and addiction? I've only done a 3 month placement on a dual diagnosis locked ward.

    Would like to hear what you guys think! Thanks :-)
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Esme12
    Is this graduate work?
  4. by   natura22
    I'm a third year nursing student, it's for my bachelor dissertation.
  5. by   HouTx
    Sorry, but the scope of this issue seems inappropriate for an undergrad student. If this is an area of interest for you, I would suggest biting a much smaller piece of that apple and finding something that is do-able within the time frame in which you are working. Are you expected to do the actual research or just a proposal?

    If it involves actual research, you will also have to jump IRB hurdles. They may be very challenging because your focus is a patient population that is just about as vulnerable as it gets. Just this process could take months.
  6. by   Esme12
    moved for best response