Princeton University Library Catalog

The patient as victim and vector : ethics and infectious disease / Margaret P. Battin ... [et al.].

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Description:
xiv, 561 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-537) and index.
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" -- Thinking about infectious disease: 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 and 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.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780195335842 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0195335848 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780195335835 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 019533583X (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008008892
OCLC:
212399937
Other standard number:
  • 99933654998
Related name:
RCP:
C - S