Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Workplace and Insurance IssuesWorkplace and Insurance Issues
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Surgeons With HIV
May 11, 2004

Hi. I am doing a debate for my chemistry class and I was hoping for some expert advice. The debate scenario is that I am a lawyer for a hospital that is firing an HIV-positive surgeon. Any information, ideas or helpful websites would be greatly appreciated.

Response from Ms. Breuer

A debate for chemistry class? Sounds more interesting than the chemistry classes I took in high school. A debate would have been a refreshing departure.

There's nothing on the table between keeping the surgeon functioning as a surgeon and firing the surgeon? Serious lack of imagination!

For information on how hospitals make these decisions, I'd start with www.anac.org (the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, which tracks this kind of phenomenon) and follow the links from there. I'd also go to www.cdc.gov, the CDC's Web site, and look for health care provider protocols under their AIDS heading. Do look at www.aegis.com for health care provider protocols as well. Remember that we don't have a body of law governing this stuff. Individual hospital boards make these decisions, based on the surgeon's specialty.

Would you argue for firing a surgeon who specializes in corneal implants, for example? And let's work on the "firing" language. The surgeon has spent half a lifetime getting ready to do this work. Early retirement? Disability leave? Administrative duties? Minimally invasive surgery? Picture yourself as the surgeon and you'll get an idea of what I'm talking about.

Good luck.



Previous
Advice - relocating
Next
My boyfriend has the HIV.

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement