HIV-Infected Psychiatric Patients: Beyond Confidentiality
Ethics and Behavior. 1991; 1(1): 3-20.
The AIDS epidemic calls for an ethical analysis of conflicting obligations surrounding HIV-infected psychiatric patients and confidentiality, as well as issues that go beyond confidentiality. Although laws pertaining to HIV infection have been enacted in a number of states, these statutes leave much discretion to health professionals. The ethical principle known as "the harm principle" can permit disclosure of confidential information and detention or isolation of psychiatric patients who pose a threat of infecting other patients. From an ethical point of view, however, the circumstances under which traditional protections may be weakened or abandoned remain limited.
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Behavior Control; Behavior Disorders; Competence; Confidentiality; Contact Tracing; Consent; Dangerousness; Disclosure; Duty to Warn; Ethical Analysis; Ethics; Freedom; Harm; Health; HIV Seropositivity; Hospitals; Indigents; Informed Consent; Injuries; Institutional Ethics; Institutional Policies; Institutionalized Persons; Involuntary Commitment; Legal Aspects; Laws; Mental Health; Moral Policy; Paternalism; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Sexuality; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Social worth; Statutes; Trust;
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