AIDS and Ethics: The Social Dimension

AIDS and Ethics: The Social Dimension

By: Frederic G. Reamer (editor)Paperback

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Should a physician with AIDS be required to inform his or her patients? Does a physician have an obligation to warn the partner who wants this fact kept secret? Should all newborns and pregnant women be screened for HIV? Should insurance companies be required to insure patients who test positive for the disease? Professionals and society at large are confronted by a wide range of complex ethical issues produced by the AIDS health crisis. AIDS and Ethics is the first major collection of essays on the complex ethical issues created by the AIDS crisis. The nation's leading bioethics experts from the fields of law, medicine, philosophy, political science, religion, and social work present original and accessible essays. They address current controversial issues related to the tension between civil rights and public health, mandatory HIV testing, human subjects research, health care insurance, AIDS education, militant AIDS activism, the physician-patient relationship, issues of privacy, and legal issues. This important book will provide philosophical and practical guidelines to health care and human service professionals, policy makers, scholars, and others affected by the AIDS crisis.

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About Author

Frederic G. Reamer is a professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College. He is the author of Social Work Values and Ethics, Social Work Malpractice and Liability, The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work, and Ethical Dilemmas in Social Service; co-author of Rehabilitating Juvenile Justice; and editor of AIDS and Ethics and The Foundations of Social Work Knowledge, (all published by Columbia). He is also the author of the recently published Ethical Standards in Social Work: Commentary on the NASW Code of Ethics.


PrefaceContributors1. AIDS: The Relevance of Ethics, by Frederic G. Reamer2. AIDS, Public Health, and Civil Liberties: Consensus and Conflict in Policy, by Ronald Bayer3. Mandatory HIV Screening and Testing, by James F. Childress4. AIDS and the Ethics of Human Subjects Research, by Carol Levine5. AIDS and the Crisis of Health Insurance, by Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Robert A. Padgug6. Ethical Issues in AIDS Education, by Nora Kizer Bell7. Ethics and Militant AIDS Activism, by Courtney S. Campbell8. AIDS and the Physician-Patient Relationship, by Robert J. Levine9. AIDS and the Obligations of Health Care Professionals, by Abigail Zuger10. AIDS and Privacy, by Ferdinand Schoeman11. AIDS and the Law, by Donald H.J. HermannIndex

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/10/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780231073592
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 317
  • ID: 9780231073592
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0231073593

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