Ethics and Infectious Disease / Edition 1by Michael Selgelid, Margaret Battin, Charles B. Smith
Pub. Date: 09/18/2006
Fear of emerging diseases such as AIDS, SARS, and avian flu — and current concerns about bioterrorism and antibiotic resistance — have pushed the issue of infectious disease to the center of public consciousness. Yet the subject has thus far been neglected by the discipline of bioethics. This timely collection corrects this omission, exploring a wide… See more details below
Fear of emerging diseases such as AIDS, SARS, and avian flu — and current concerns about bioterrorism and antibiotic resistance — have pushed the issue of infectious disease to the center of public consciousness. Yet the subject has thus far been neglected by the discipline of bioethics. This timely collection corrects this omission, exploring a wide range of ethical issues arising in contexts involving contagion. Authored by prominent figures, the papers explore ethical issues associated with quarantine, vaccination policy, pandemic planning, biodefense, wildlife disease, medication practice, medical workers’ duties to treat patients with dangerous contagious diseases, health care in developing countries, and numerous additional topics.
All royalties from this book will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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Table of Contents
Preface: Michael J. Selgelid, Margaret P. Battin and Charles B. Smith.
Introduction: Michael J. Selgelid, Margaret P. Battin and Charles B. Smith.
PART I: BIOETHICS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE.
1. Ethics and Infectious Disease: Michael J. Selgelid.
2. Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases That Raise Special Ethical Issues?: Charles B. Smith, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson, Leslie P. Francis, Jeffrey R. Botkin, Emily P. Asplund, Gretchen J. Domek and Beverly Hawkins.
3. How Infectious Diseases Got Left Out – and What This Omission Might Have Meant for Bioethics: Leslie P. Francis, Margaret P. Battin, Jay A. Jacobson,.
Charles B. Smith and Jeffrey R. Botkin.
PART II: ETHICS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL.
4. Individual Freedom or Collective Welfare? An Analysis of Quarantine as a Response to Global Infectious Disease: Evan S. Michelson.
5. Obligatory Precautions Against Infection: Marcel Verweij.
6. Reflecting on Ethical and Legal Issues in Wildlife Disease: Hamish McCallum and Barbara Ann Hocking.
7. Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Ethical Issues: Jaro Kotalik.
8. Addressing the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis C: Jason P. Lott and Julian Savulescu.
9. Tuberculosis, Public Health, and Civil Liberties: Ronald Bayer and Laurence Dupuis.
PART III: DILEMMAS IN TREATMENT.
10. Duty to Treat or Right to Refuse?: Norman Daniels.
11. Diminishing Returns? Risk and the Duty to Care in the SARS Epidemic: Lynette Reid.
12. Medication Practice and Feminist Thought: A Theoretical and Ethical Response to Adherence in HIV/AIDS: Lauren M. Broyles, Alison M. Colbert and Judith A. Erlen.
13. Anti-Infective Therapy at End of Life: Ethical Decision-Making in Hospice-Eligible Patients: Paul J. Ford, Thomas G. Fraser, Mellar P. Davis and Eric Kodish.
PART IV: VACCINATION POLICY.
14. Are Compulsory Immunisation and Incentives to Immunise Effective Ways to Achieve Herd Immunity in Europe?: Nicola E. Moran, Darren Shickle, Christian Munthe, Kris Dierickx, Carlo Petrini, Franz Piribauer, Katarzyna Czabanowska, Hilary Cowley, Sergi Blancafort and Elisabeth Petsetakis.
15. Public Communication, Risk Perception, and the viability of Preventive vaccination Against Communicable Diseases: Thomas May.
16. Some Ethical Issues Arising from Polio Eradication Programmes in India: Yash Paul and Angus Dawson.
PART V: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND GLOBAL HEALTH.
17. Rethinking Medical Ethics: A view from Below: Paul Farmer and Nicole Gastineau Campos.
18. Human Rights and Global Health: A Research Program: Thomas Pogge.
19. Social values Embedded in Health Systems: Infectious Disease in Mexico and Cuba: Tim Anderson.
PART VI: SECURITY AND BIOTERRORISM.
20. Securitizing Infectious Diseases: Christian Enemark.
21. The Ethics of Biodefense: Nicholas B. King.
22. Bioethics and Bioterrorism: George J. Annas.
Notes on Contributors.
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