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CARE OF THE CARE GIVERSWho are care giversAt family level, we have members of the family evenchildren Volunteers- friends, relatives, neigboursChurch membersHCP. Nurses, Doctors, Clinical officers, counselors.Care givers as well as partners are faced withseveral issues such as contineous physical andpsychological deterioration, their own morality, fear ofbeing infected and even death. Hence they have tolearn to care for themselves. Otherwise may notsurvive the onslaught of the AIDS pandemic.What do they undergo? Stress and Burnout.It is defined as a syndrome of physicaland emotional exhaustion. Involving thedevelopment of negative self concept, negativejob attitude, loss of concern and feeling for theclient. [Pines and Maslach 1978]Signs and Symptoms Deteriorating relationships with friends colleagues,tension and difficult in getting on with people. Increased use of alcohol or drugs on order to cope athome or work. A decision to leave the job or profession.Causes of stress and Burnout financial hardships we go see hungry people and weare hungry too Stigma secondary stigma because she/he work withHIV people.Signs and symptoms Loss of interest in commitment to work leading to lack ofjob satisfaction Failure to observe punctuality. Feeling of inadequacy, helplessness and guilt. Loss of confidence and diminished self esteem. A tendency to withdraw from clients and colleag

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