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Claudia M

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Repeat Clients 33%
Last Login 9/13/2016
Location fredericksburg, VA
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Claudia M. is a Human Services Professional with sixteen years of experience in the long-term care industry. Writing, in a professional and concise manner, is an integral part of her profession. Additionally, Claudia possesses a Master's Degree in Human Services and is currently completing coursework for a Ph.D. in Multidisciplinary Human Services, with a planned dissertation beginning in the fall of 2017.
Specialties
Gerontology, older adults, professional writing, academic writing, Microsoft Office, social media, creative writing.
Interests
Reading, crocheting, travel.
Education
Capella University Mar 2014 – Oct 2018
Multidisciplinary Human Services, Gerontology, PhD Multidisciplinary Human Services

Claudia will complete courses, required for her Ph.D. in the fall of 2018. Upon completion, she will begin the dissertation process. She currently holds a 3.94 GPA.


Capella University Aug 2011 – Mar 2014
Human Services, Gerontology, Master's Degree Human Services

Claudia received a Master's Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Gerontology from Capella University.


Honors and Awards
Graduation with Distinction Mar 2014
Claudia graduated with distinction, with a 4.0 GPA.

Projects by Industry
Health

In her role as the Recreation Director in a facility providing skilled nursing and rehabilitative services, Claudia's writing primarily consists of written reports which contribute to the overall health record of patients and residents within the facility. Additionally, she communicates, in writing, with professionals from community agencies and organizations, as well as colleagues and family members.

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Presentation

Oral Presentation Outline

I. Introduce Research Topic
A. Hypothetical example of 68-year old woman
1. Has not been feeling well
2. Has had numerous tests
3. Waiting for results in doctor’s office
4. Bracing for the “worst”, heart disease, cancer
5. Told she is HIV-Positive
6. Months to come she loses hope, feels alone, isolates
7. Hypothetical example, but emotional struggle, HIV/AIDS a growing reality for older women
8. Research Topic: Prevalence of HIV-related depressive symptoms among women age 60 and older within first year of HIV infection
II. Background Research
A. History of HIV and Women
1. Affected from the beginning, misdiagnosed
2. Longevity, “chronic” disease
B. Growing Rate and Low Risk Perception
1. Henderson study: 2004, “32%” older women with HIV
2. Hillman study: 2007, women diagnosed at “higher rate than men”
3. Durvasula study: “50,000” over age 50 in 2009—contracted HIV through sex
4. Reasons: sexually active, reluctant to use condoms, more older women than men
C. Unique Needs
1. Living with HIV/AIDS challenging for anyone, race, gender, age
2. Challenges unique to older women physically, aging, menopause
3. Challenges unique to older women socially, caregiver, decreased social network
4. Challenges unique to older women emotionally, body image, stigma,
D. Emotional Impact
1. Durvasula study: “virtually” no studies on the impact of HIV and stressors for older women
2. Orlandi study: HIV-positive older women less “hopeful” than women with other chronic or terminal illness
3. Cook, et al., study: most telling, correlation between depressive symptoms, progression of HIV, mortality
4. Reason for topic—little is known about the emotional impact, it is possible to make a difference

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Journalistic

More than three decades ago, fear of the unknown and an epidemic of unprecedented proportions led to misconceptions, discrimination, and missed opportunities. As heterosexual men, women, children, and older adults became infected, however, the “faces” of HIV and AIDS began to change. Today, “newly infected patients who get into care have a virtually normal life expectancy” (Ball, 2014, p. 76) and a diagnosis of HIV may no longer be considered a “death sentence”. Despite medical and scientific advances, and despite the changing perception and stigma of HIV, the lives of older adults living with HIV and AIDS are far from “normal”, and their challenges are unique. Therefore, the opportunity to further research and knowledge and to improve their lives should not be missed. The following methodology report focuses on some of the primary aspects of the proposed research, including the research problem, purpose statement, quantitative research philosophy, research questions and hypotheses, sampling strategy ethical issues and concluding thoughts.

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