© 1989

Biomedical Ethics Reviews · 1988

  • James M. Humber
  • Robert F. Almeder

Part of the Biomedical Ethics Reviews book series (BER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Problems in Understanding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
  3. AIDS and Public Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-25
    2. Bonnie Steinbock
      Pages 27-43
    3. David J. Mayo
      Pages 45-65
    4. Carol A. Tauer
      Pages 79-102
  4. AIDS and the Health-Care Professions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-106
    2. Mary Ellen Waithe
      Pages 141-167
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book


Biomedical Ethics Reviews is an annual publication designed to review and update the literature on issues of central importance in bioethics today. Ordinarily, more than one topic is discussed in each volume of Biomedical Ethics Reviews. This year, however, we have decided to devote the entire volume of Biomedical Ethics Reviews: 1988 to disussion of one topic, namely, AIDS. The ra­ tionale for this decision should be clear: AIDS is arguably the most serious public health threat facing our nation today, and the char­ acter of the disease is such that it creates special problems for ethicists, philosophers, theologians, educators, jurists, health care professionals, and politicians. Indeed, the questions that AIDS gives rise to are so numerous and complex that no one text could hope to treat them exhaustively. Still, if it is impossible, in anyone text, to deal with all of the perplexing difficulties that AIDS generates, it nevertheless remains true that each addition to the AIDS literature contributes to our collective knowledge, and in so doing, brings us one step closer to resolving at least some of the problems associated with the disease. We believe that the articles included in the present volume of Biomedical Ethics Reviews serve this purpose admirably, and we hope the reader will agree. James M. Humber Robert F. Almeder vii Contributors Ronald Carson • Medical Humanities Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas David J.


AIDS Biomedical ethics Medical Ethics bioethics ethics health

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Humber
    • 1
  • Robert F. Almeder
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biomedical Ethics Reviews · 1988
  • Editors James M. Humber
    Robert F. Almeder
  • Series Title Biomedical Ethics Reviews
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1989
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-153-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4642-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-443-6
  • Series ISSN 0742-1796
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 171
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
    Biomedicine, general
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