Lesson 1 (from Chapters One through Four)
In Chapter 1, Abraham discusses how the hospital staff felt when they learned they had treated their first AIDS patient. The objective of this lesson is to discuss how the hospital staff felt when they learned they had treated their first AIDS patient.
1) Class discussion: What did Claire Bellamy do when the young man was rolled into the ER? Was she the one who started the intravenous line? Did the young man's blood come into contact with her skin? Did Claire feel uneasy when she learned the young man had AIDS and she remembered her contact with him? Why or why not? What did the respiratory therapist do to help the young man? What landed on the respiratory therapist's face as he suctioned the tracheal tube? How did that make the respiratory therapist feel when he learned the young man had AIDS? What did the emergency...
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