By Elliot Cohen
Examines the tough ethical offerings the AIDS pandemic has awarded for lots of pros physicians, nurses, dentists, lecturers and faculty directors, company managers, psychotherapists, legal professionals, clergy, newshounds, and politicians. This booklet additionally explores the ethical, criminal, and moral matters fascinated about the reconsideration of regulations.
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Elliot D. Cohen (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1989), pp. 14-23. 11. For an extended analysis of professions, see Chapter 3 of this volume. 12. Richard D. Mohr, "Gay Basics: Some Questions, Facts, and Values," in AIDS: Ethics and Public Policy, ed. : Wadsworth, 1988), pp. 198-199. 26 • Elliot D. ~ricans, with more than 200,000 currently diagnosed with clinical AIDS, a disease that no one has yet survived. 1 More than one million Americans are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a retrovirus identified in 1983 as the cause of AIDS.
Are the premises from which Samar begins correct, however? Can autonomy~even taken to mean simply the right to vote one's interest-supply a satisfactory standard of conflict resolution? Will autonomy itself need on occasion to yield to some further standard, for example, th~~ welfare of the citizens? Does Samar need some moral theory here? Would Elliot Cohen's human welfare model work here? Samar's analysis of rights based on autonomy sets the stage for his attempt to dlefine the duties of politicians with respect to AIDS.
198-199. 26 • Elliot D. ~ricans, with more than 200,000 currently diagnosed with clinical AIDS, a disease that no one has yet survived. 1 More than one million Americans are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a retrovirus identified in 1983 as the cause of AIDS. HIV destroys the immune system, leaving one vulnerable to opportunistic infections that are often lethal. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that AIDS is the second-leading cause of premature death among men ages 25 to 44.