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HIV and AIDS. Legal and ethical issues in the emergency department. Emerg Med Clin North Am 1995 Feb;13(1):213-23

Date

02/01/1995

Pubmed ID

7851318

Abstract

The treatment of individuals infected with HIV in the emergency department presents difficult and unique medical, social, legal, and ethical issues. These issues include: (1) informed consent for testing for HIV status, (2) mandatory testing of patients for HIV, (3) confidentiality of patients infected with HIV, (4) the duty to treat individuals infected with HIV, and (5) issues concerning health care workers infected with HIV.

Author List

Derse AR

Author

Arthur R. Derse MD, JD Director, Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

AIDS Serodiagnosis
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Confidentiality
Emergency Service, Hospital
Ethics, Medical
HIV Infections
Humans
Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient
Informed Consent
Jurisprudence
United States