HIV, AIDS and the Law
Legal Issues for Social Work Practice and Policy


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HIV, AIDS and the Law
Legal Issues for Social Work Practice and Policy

by Donald T. Dickson (Author)



ISBN: 9780202361284


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While the incidence of perinatal HIV has decreased, there has been a significant growth in HIV/AIDS among minorities and adolescents. Drawing upon statutes and court decisions, Dickson presents a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the many facets of HIV/AIDS law today.

The hope is that this will give social workers, practitioners, and teachers a better understanding of one of the major issues that may face them in their work with patients and clients every day. To date, although there is extensive HIV and AIDS-related literature in social work and the social sciences, it is primarily focused on social work practice issues. Where law has been introduced in these works, it often is narrow in focus and, given the rapid changes in the field, no longer up to date. This book does not purport to discuss all legal issues in all jurisdictions relating to HIV/AIDS, but rather to choose selectively those that have particular relevance for social work and social policy. The author has placed reliance on those published medical works cited with approval in the legal and social science literature. This is a seminal work on the relationship of law, medicine, and ethics. Donald T. Dickson is professor in the School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick.


ISBN 202361284
ISBN13 9780202361284
Publisher AldineTransaction
Format Paperback
Publication date 31/10/2001
Pages 200
Weight (grammes) 276
Published in United States
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 152