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Summary of the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights (1996)

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

HIV/AIDS continues to spread throughout the world at an alarming rate. The widespread abuse of human rights and fundamental freedoms associated with HIV/AIDS has emerged in all parts of the world in ... More


Mental Illness and Its Limits

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Studies indicate an ongoing “epidemic of psychopathology.” These newly popular pathologies range widely, not just in their incidence but in their presentation: social anxiety disorder, panic ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Empirical: Epidemiology

Peter V. Rabins

in The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164726
eISBN:
9780231535458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164726.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the application of the empirical method to the study of causality by focusing on epidemiology. The word “epidemiology” shares a common root with the word “epidemic,” and ... More


What Diagram? Towarda Political Economy of Desire and Contagion

Tony D. Sampson

in Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670048
eISBN:
9781452946818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670048.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the question of “What spreads on a network?” by discussing appropriate diagrams that grasp Gabriel Tarde’s social epidemiology. It describes the network as the universal ... More


from the Anatomy to the clinic and lab

Jennifer Radden

in Melancholic Habits: Burton's Anatomy & the Mind Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199348190
eISBN:
9780199348213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348190.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The Anatomy contains implications for understanding and treating today’s mood disorders—in clinic and lab, respectively—even if those disorders are only loosely related to Burton’s Melancholy. ... More


Statue of Security

George J. Annas

in Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195391732
eISBN:
9780190267650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the link between health and human rights in the post-9/11 attempt to remodel public health as a national security activity. Many public health officials hoped to take advantage ... More


Pandemic Fear

George J. Annas

in Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195391732
eISBN:
9780190267650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the post-9/11 attempt of the public health community to regain the public's trust in the context of emergency preparedness and response in the face of the swine flu (H1N1) ... More


individual rights versus the public interest: outbreak

sarah r. lieber and alan wertheimer

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the ethical issues raised by the film Outbreak (1995), specifically the conflict between protecting public health versus respecting the rights of the individual. The film tells ... More


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