Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 1, 1990

Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting

David C. Wyld, Sam D. Cappal
Pages 118-160

The Ethical and Legal Conundrums for Health Care Providers in the Age of AIDS

This article examines the medical, legal, and ethical questions raised by AIDS for health care management. It focuses on two key issues in the age of AIDS, these being the duty of health care professions is to treat and the right of privacy for both patients and employees. The article focuses attention on how classic concepts are being both applied and amended in the wake of tha AIDS epidemic. A concluding discussion is presented, making recommendations to health care management to deal constructively and proaotively with tha often complex legal and moral issues raised by the specter of AIDS with innovation, compassion, education, and understanding.