Interpersonal Communication and Counseling for Clients on Tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS: Training Curriculum

Source
PATH
Date of Publication
2009

This training curriculum for tuberculosis (TB) health care workers introduces principles of interpersonal communication and counseling of clients on TB and HIV, providing practical experience in TB and HIV counseling skills through a three-day workshop. The training package also includes PowerPoint presentations on parts 1, 2, and 4 for the trainers; and handouts for the participants. The curriculum includes sections on: 1. Interpersonal communication, 2. Main steps of effective counseling, 3. Counseling on TB, and 4. Diagnostic counseling and testing of TB patients for HIV. This curriculum also consists of a chapter dedicated to the prevention of burnout and stress management, which are very important issues for TB medical providers given the psychological and social conditions of their clients and the need for long-term treatment.

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