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Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases that Raise Special Ethical Issues?


Charles B. Smith


University of Utah

Leslie P. Francis


University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Margaret Pabst Battin


University of Utah - Department of Philosophy

Jeffrey Botkin


University of Utah - Pediatric Administration

Jay A. Jacobson


University of Utah - School of Medicine

Beverly Hawkins


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Emily P. Asplund


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gretchen J. Domek


affiliation not provided to SSRN

December 7, 2009

Developing World Bioethics, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2004

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Bioethics developed as a field at a time when infectious diseases were thought largely to have been conquered. As a result, paradigms of analysis in the field looked largely to diseases such as cancer or dementia that could be viewed as posing problems about individualized treatment. This article examines characteristics of infectious disease – communicability, acuity, and treatability, among others – that raise different issues for bioethics, or that press traditional issues such as confidentiality in new directions.

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Date posted: December 8, 2009  

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Smith, Charles B. and Francis, Leslie P. and Battin, Margaret Pabst and Botkin, Jeffrey and Jacobson, Jay A. and Hawkins, Beverly and Asplund, Emily P. and Domek, Gretchen J., Are There Characteristics of Infectious Diseases that Raise Special Ethical Issues? (December 7, 2009). Developing World Bioethics, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1520157

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Charles B. Smith
University of Utah ( email )
1645 E. Campus Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States
Leslie P. Francis (Contact Author)
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )
332 S. 1400 East Front
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Margaret Pabst Battin
University of Utah - Department of Philosophy ( email )
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States
(801) 581-6608 (Phone)
(801) 585-5195 (Fax)
Jeffrey Botkin
University of Utah - Pediatric Administration ( email )
1645 E. Campus Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States
Jay A. Jacobson
University of Utah - School of Medicine ( email )
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States
(801) 408-1135 (Phone)
Beverly Hawkins
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Emily P. Asplund
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Gretchen J. Domek
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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