A dissertation about HIV, substance abuse and depression?
- 0Sep 12, '13 by natura22Hi
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 :-)
- 3Sep 13, '13 by HouTx GuideSorry, 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.