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Title: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of Black Caribbean MSM living with HIV
Author: Best, Claudine
ISNI:       0000 0004 6349 6357
Awarding Body: City, University of London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2016
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HIV is a stigmatised chronic condition which affects approximately 100,000 people on the UK. Sexuality, gender and ethnicity and cultural background are some of the factors which give rise to different experiences of living with HIV; not all experience is well documented. Psychological support is an important part of HIV care; knowledge of socio-cultural context can assist in the provision of therapy through building therapeutic relationships based on understanding. This study looks at Black Caribbean MSM living with HIV and using analytical pluralism, explores their experiences beyond their HIV identity. Through the use of IPA it produces accounts of (dis)connection and inner conflict while a psychosocial lens, utilising the dynamics of the research interview space, notes the self-reliance apparent in the three participants today. It reflects on the methodological benefits of pluralism and considers how counselling psychologists can use the findings to refine their practice when working with sexual and ethnic minorities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology