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Taking sociology seriously: a new approach to the bioethical problems of infectious disease

Tausig, Mark; Selgelid, Michael; Subedi, Sree; Subedi, Janardan


After a history of neglect, bioethicists have recently turned their attention to the topic of infectious disease. In this paper we link bioethicists' earlier neglect of infectious disease to their under-appreciation of the extent to which the problem of infectious disease is related to social factors and thus to questions of justice. We argue that a social causation of illness model - well-known to sociologists of medicine, but incompletely understood by bioethicists - will improve future...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Sociology of Health and Illness
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2006.00545.x


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