Health care workers with hiv and a patient's right to know

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 19 (6):553-569 (1994)
Accidental human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection of patients in health care settings raises the question about whether patients have a right to expect disclosure of HIV/AIDS diagnoses by their health workers. Although such a right – and the correlative duty to disclose – might appear justified by reason of standards of informed consent, I argue that such standards should only apply to questions of risks of and barriers to HIV infection involved in a particular medical treatment, not to disclosure of personal diagnoses. Because the degree of risk of HIV infection is low and disclosure would also have damaging consequences for health workers, and because patient protection is available in other ways, it is argued that no such generalized right should be recognized. Keywords: duty to disclose, HIV infection, HIV/AIDS diagnosis, informed consent, right to know CiteULike Connotea What's this?
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DOI 10.1093/jmp/19.6.553
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