Chapter 15. The Patient as Victim and Vector: The Challenge of Infectious Disease for Bioethics

  1. Rosamond Rhodes,
  2. Leslie P. Francis and
  3. Anita Silvers
  1. Margaret P. Battin,
  2. Leslie P. Francis,
  3. Jay A. Jacobson and
  4. Charles B. Smith

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690932.ch15

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics

How to Cite

Battin, M. P., Francis, L. P., Jacobson, J. A. and Smith, C. B. (2007) The Patient as Victim and Vector: The Challenge of Infectious Disease for Bioethics, in The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics (eds R. Rhodes, L. P. Francis and A. Silvers), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690932.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125833

Online ISBN: 9780470690932

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Keywords:

  • infectious disease;
  • immunization;
  • smallpox;
  • bioethics;
  • public health

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Seeing Infectious Disease as Central

  • The Birth of Bioethics Amid the Decline of Infectious Disease

  • The Shifting Concerns of Public Health

  • Bioethics and Public Health: How the Twain Didn't Meet

  • The Case of HIV

  • Bridging the Gap: Seeing Bioethics in Terms of the Patient as Victim and Vector

  • An Ordinary Example

  • Summing Up: Autonomous Agency in the Context of Infectious Disease

  • Notes