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Aids : a moral issue : the ethical, legal and social aspects.
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ISBN: 0312161530 0312161522 Year: 1996 Publisher: New York St. Martin's press,

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AIDS raises a number of ethical and social problems which must inevitably be confronted by the whole community, by people with AIDS and their relatives, and by those professionally involved. This book challenges polarised positions on these issues. In contrast to the one-sided and divisive proposals of those who set civil rights against public health, and vice versa, it argues for a two-pronged approach which, in the face of a virus which attacks human beings in their reproductive function, accepts both the rights of individuals to sexual self-fulfilment, and also the need to protect the unaffected from infection.

Ethical issues that matter : a new method of moral discourse in church life.
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ISBN: 076182135X 0761821341 Year: 2002 Publisher: Lanham University press of America,

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Faith communities have always struggled with the questions of ethical method and cultural inclusivity. Accordingly, Ethical Issues that Matter enlarges the methodological discussion among ethicists and theologians by adopting the landscape of a mountain as a useful metaphor for racism. On a practical level, Ethical Issues that Matter is about the agonizing struggle to understand and to dismantle the mountain of racism in American society. According to the author, to do so would undoubtedly enhance the meaning and diversity of the Christian moral life.

Parliaments and screening : a conference on the ethical and social problems arising from testing and screening for HIV and AIDS : the role of parliaments and the media
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ISBN: 274200095X Year: 1995 Publisher: Montrouge : Libbey Eurotext,

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The conference was held at the Royal Society in London in 1994 and dealt with the relation between, on the one hand, the social and ethical consequences of recent headlong advances in molecular biology, and on the other, the national parliaments of Europe, which must either legislate to regulate them, or consiously refrain from doing so. It chose HIV and genetic screening for its particular field, and it also considered the role of the news media.

AIDS, fear, and society : challenging the dreaded disease
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ISBN: 1560326816 1560322489 Year: 2000 Publisher: Washington (D.C.) : Taylor and Francis,

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Historically, AIDS is just one of a series of dreaded diseases that have aroused both great fear and irrational actions. The previous diseases, including bubonic plague, syphilis, tuberculosis, leprosy and cancer, have evoked such a sense of dread that rational moves to halt the disease have become compromised. This text examines the deep sense of fear that AIDS evokes, stigmatizing those who suffer from the disease, as well as their families and caregivers. Until AIDS can be seen for what it actually is - a life-threatening disease - policies providing for humane treatment will not evolve. The book also emphasizes that diseases are more than biological phenomena or individual catastrophes - they are profoundly social events. The ways in which diseases are spread and treated are strongly influenced by larger sociological considerations, and they may have the capacity to change social institutions or society Itself. The first part of the book reviews the nature, history and responses of earlier dreaded diseases. The next section examines AIDS itself, proposed as the archetypal dreaded disease. Already creating a sense of panic, AIDS is also shown to be a social disease, likely to have significant effects on the social order. Thus, only by containing the epidemic of fear and controlling the resulting irrationality, can the AIDS epidemic be halted.


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Le SIDA
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ISBN: 2130467598 Year: 1994 Volume: 2332 Publisher: Paris : Presses universitaires de France,

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Mental health and HIV infection : psychological and psychiatric aspects
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ISBN: 1857281713 1857281705 Year: 1999 Publisher: London UCL Press

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Fonds Suzan Daniel (FSD)


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Pendelaar tussen afstand en nabijheid : getuigenissen van buddy's over mensen met aids
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ISBN: 9028927395 9789028927391 Year: 1999 Publisher: Kapellen Pelckmans

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Fonds Suzan Daniel (FSD)

Ethics of the body : postconventional challenges
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ISBN: 0262693208 0262195232 Year: 2005 Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. The MIT Press

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Essays approach bioethics from postmodernist feminist theoretical perspectives, opening it to critiques that question the traditional normative framework. The provocative contention of the postmodernist and feminist essays in Ethics of the Body is that conventional bioethics is out of touch, despite its growing profile. It is out of touch with an ongoing phenomenological sense of bodies themselves; with the impact of postmodernist theory as it problematizes the certainties of binary thinking; and with a postmodern culture in which bioscientific developments force us to question what is meant by the notion of the human self. The authors demonstrate that the conventional normative framework of bioethics is called into question by issues as wide ranging as genetic manipulation, disability, high-tech prosthetics, and intersexuality. The essays show how both the theory and practice of bioethics can benefit from postmodernism's characteristic fluidity and multiplicity, as well as from the insights of a reconceived feminist bioethics. They address issues in philosophy, law, bioscientific research, psychiatry, cultural studies, and feminism from a "postconventional" perspective that looks beyond the familiar ideas of the body, proposing not a bioethics about the body but a radical ethics of the body. After exploring notions of difference in both feminist and postmodernist terms, the book considers specific issues -- including HIV, addiction, borderline personality disorder, and cancer -- that challenge the principles of conventional bioethics. The focus then turns to questions raised by biotechnology: one essay rethinks the traditional feminist ethics of care in the context of new reproductive technology, while others tackle genetic and genomic issues. Finally, the book looks at embodiment and some specifically anomalous forms of being-in-the-body, including a consideration of intersex infants and children that draws on feminist, postructuralist, and queer theory.

Défis éthiques.
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ISBN: 2880110475 Year: 1996 Publisher: Saint-Maurice Saint-Augustin,

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Il semblerait à première vue que la réflexion éthique doive mener un combat par trop inégal quand elle se heurte à certaines campagnes d'opinion bénéficiant de puissants moyens de propagande. Mais ce n'est qu'une première impression. La propagande, qui procède par simplification et par images qui font choc, s'adresse à une zone superficielle et émotive de la personnalité. Au-delà, la réflexion fait appel à l'exigence de la vérité, au sens de la responsabilité et de l'honnêteté qui sont au coeur de la personne. Ce sont là des données indéracinables de l'être humain, dont on peut se distraire ou qu'on peut pour un temps occulter, mais qu'on ne peut pas définitivement détruire.

Letting them die : why HIV/AIDS intervention programmes fail
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ISBN: 0852558678 0852558686 0253343283 0253216354 1919930116 Year: 2003 Publisher: London : International African institute,

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South Africa has the worst AIDS epidemic in the world. In this one mining community in South Africa, AIDS will kill six out of ten young women and four out of ten young men. This work highlights the barriers and constraints to controlling this national crisis.

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