Health educators in the workplace: helping companies respond to the AIDS crisis.

Laurie J. Bauman, J. Aberth

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Abstract

As the number of cases of AIDS increases, more and more companies will have to decide how to handle employees with AIDS and those at high risk. AIDS creates medical, legal, and ethical issues in the workplace, all of which are emotional and complex; managers need expert assistance to guide their decision-making and policy development. This article identifies various dimensions of the AIDS-related issues emerging in corporations nationwide, including: confidentiality, the right of patients to work, benefits and insurance, HTLV-III screening, fears of contagion among workers, needs of companies to avoid financial and legal exposure, and effects on worker productivity. Health educators are in a unique position to contribute to the satisfactory resolution of AIDS-related problems in the workplace through their training and experience in education, policy development and the relevant legal and ethical issues in the health care field. However, they will have to initiate discussions with corporation executives themselves in order to reach this most important audience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-406
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Education Quarterly
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Health Educators
Workplace
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Policy Making
Ethics
Confidentiality
Patient Rights
Insurance Benefits
Fear
Decision Making
Health
Work Place
AIDS/HIV
Educators
HIV
Delivery of Health Care
Education

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Health educators in the workplace : helping companies respond to the AIDS crisis. / Bauman, Laurie J.; Aberth, J.

In: Health Education Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 4, 12.1986, p. 395-406.

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