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The patient as victim and vector : ethics and infectious disease

Author: M Pabst Battin; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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'The Patient as Victim and Vector' is jointly written by four authors at the University of Utah with expertise in bioethics, health law, and both clinical practice and public health policy concerning infectious disease.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Patient as victim and vector.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008008892
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Pabst Battin; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199714681 0199714681 9780195335842 0195335848
OCLC Number: 466082882
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 561 pages)
Contents: Seeing infectious disease as central --
The biological basics of infectious disease --
Characteristics of infectious disease that raise distinctive challenges for bioethics --
How infectious disease got left out of bioethics --
Closing the book on infectious disease: the mischievous consequences for public health --
Embedded autonomy and the "way-station self" --
The multiple perspectives of the "patient as victim and vector" view --
Old wine in new bottles: traditional issues in bioethics from the victim/vector perspective --
From the magic mountain to a dying homeless man and his dog: imposing isolation and treatment in tuberculosis care --
The ethics of research in infectious disease: experimenting on this patient, risking harm to that one --
Vertical transmission of infectious diseases and genetic disorders. Should rapid tests for HIV infection now be mandatory during pregnancy or in labor? --
Antimicrobial resistance --
Immunization and the HPV vaccine --
A thought experiment: rapid-test screening for infectious disease in airports and places of public contact --
Constraints in the control of infectious disease --
Pandemic planning: what is ethically justified? --
Compensation and the victims of constraint --
Pandemic planning and the justice of health-care distribution --
Thinking big: emerging global efforts for the control of infectious disease --
The "patient as victim and vector" view as critical and diagnostic tool.
Responsibility: Margaret P. Battin [and others].

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'The Patient as Victim and Vector' is jointly written by four authors at the University of Utah with expertise in bioethics, health law, and both clinical practice and public health policy concerning infectious disease.

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