Professionals face tough questions raised by the AIDS pandemic



Crisis in Professional Ethics

edited by Elliot D. Cohen and Michael Davis

paper EAN: 978-1-56639-165-8 (ISBN: 1-56639-165-2)
$35.95, Mar 94, Available
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288 pp 6x9

"[S]tudents and professionals, [as well as] the general reader will find much food for thought."
Publishers Weekly

This collection of original essays carefully examines the difficult moral choices the AIDS pandemic has presented for many professionals—physicians, nurses, dentists, teachers and school administrators, business managers, psychotherapists, lawyers, clergy, journalists, and politicians. In the workplace, problems posed by HIV and AIDS have led to a reexamination of traditional codes of ethics. Providing systematic and reasoned discussions, the authors explore the moral, legal, and ethical issues involved in the reconsideration of policies, standards of conduct, and the practicality of balancing personal and professional ethics.


1. AIDS: Moral Dilemmas for Physicians – Albert Flores
2. Nursing and AIDS: Some Special Challenges – Joan C. Callahan and Jill Powell
3. The Dentist's Obligation to Treat Patients with HIV: A Patient's Perspective – Michael Davis
4. HIV and the Professional Responsibility of the Early Childhood Educator – Kenneth Kipnis
5. AIDS in the Workplace: Options and Responsibilities – Al Gini and Michael Davis
6. Leading by Example: AIDS Policy and the University's Social Responsibility – Howard Cohen
7. What Would a Virtuous Counselor Do? Ethical Problems in Counseling Clients with HIV – Elliot D. Cohen
8. The Attorney, the Client with HIV, and the Duty to Warn – Martin Gunderson
9. AIDS: A Transformative Challenge for Clergy – Joseph A. Edelheit
10. Journalistic Responsibilities and AIDS – Michael Pritchard
11. AIDS and a Politician's Right to Privacy – Vincent J. Samar
A Bibliography on AIDS and Professional Ethics – Sohair ElBaz and William Pardue
About the Contributors


About the Author(s)

Elliot D. Cohen is Professor of Philosophy at Indian River Community College and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Michael Davis is Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Ethics in Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Contributors: Albert Flores, Joan C. Callahan, Jill Powell, Kenneth Kipnis, Al Gini, Howard Cohen, Martin Gunderson, Joseph A. Edelheit, Michael Pritchard, Vincent J. Samar, Sohair ElBaz, William Pardue, and the editors.

Subject Categories

General Interest
Philosophy and Ethics


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