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close this bookSchool Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Teachers' Guide (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 117 p.)
close this folderUnit 4. Care and support
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1 Who discriminates? - Definition and case studies
View the document2 The story of two communities - Two communities react differently to someone with AIDS
View the document3 Why compassion? - Explores reasons for compassion
View the document4 What could you do? - Compassion for two people with AIDS
View the document5 How to’s of care giving - Information on how to care for someone with AIDS
View the document6 How to keep yourself safe - Precautionary care for someone who is looking after someone with AIDS
View the document7 What do you know? - Two tests to determine what students know about caregiving
View the document8 Support for responsible behaviour - How to show support for someone who has made healthy decisions
View the document9 Compassion, tolerance and support - Showing support outside the classroom

7 What do you know? - Two tests to determine what students know about caregiving


To review and check information on caregiving (Unit 4 - Activity 5).

What the teacher does

1. Decide how to teach this activity:

a) Provide an activity sheet for each student and have them complete the activity following the instructions.

b) Put test 1 on the blackboard and read test 2. The students decide on the correct answer for each test (only one activity sheet is needed).

c) Place students in small groups and provide one activity sheet for each group. They decide as a group which are the correct answers.

Note: Tests 1 and 2 may be done as a team competition. The class can be divided into two teams with captains and half the questions can be given to team 1 and half to team 2. If small groups are used, they can do both tests and the group with the highest score is the winner.

2. Give the students the correct answers. These are provided below:

Test about caregiving - matching

· A good caregiver is one who is a...
d) friend and companion

· A person with AIDS who has “sweats”, vomiting or diarrhoea needs...
c) extra fluids

· To stop nausea and vomiting it is best to give...
f) small meals with little fat

· For a person who is in bed a lot you should...
h) change their sleeping position

· As a good caregiver you should also...
b) look after yourself

· You may encourage people who are sad and depressed to express their feelings if they...
a) become angry or cry

· People who are ill need to do...
g) what they can for themselves

· The most important skill in being a good caregiver is to...
e) really listen

True - false statements

1) Latex or rubber gloves should be used when touching body fluids.

2) Injection needles should be put in a plastic bag.
False: in a plastic or metal box

3) Thermometers can be used more than once without washing.
False: wash with soap and water every time

4) The most important thing in looking after yourself is to wash your hands with soap and warm water.

5) There have been no HIV infections from living in the same house as a person who has HIV infection or AIDS.

6) Soiled things should be put in a paper bag and then put in the garbage.
False: double plastic bag

7) It is very important to cover sores, cuts and rashes.

8) You should wash the bathroom with bleach solution that is 1 part bleach to 20 parts water.
False: 1 part bleach to 10 parts water

3. Have students total their scores for Test 1 and Test 2 and look up their rating score (at the end of the activity).

What should be done by parent(s)
(if a Parents’ Guide is used)

This activity is part of the Parents’ Guide and after doing Unit 4 - Activity 5, students and parents could do the test to see how much they remember. (If reading ability is a problem, students could read the questions and possible answers to their parents.)