While there has been no shortage of coverage of actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement last week that he is HIV positive, one aspect of the story has been noticeably missing: the complex power dynamic when an HIV-positive individual solicits a sex worker. For many sex workers, negotiating terms or leaving the situation may not be an option.
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On Wednesday, November 18th, the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education
will host a seminar exploring faculty responsibilities towards students in distress. The event will take place from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. in Keating 124, on the Rose Hill Campus.
By Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
This week Intel announced new job benefit policies that include tripling their adoption assistance program, and quadrupling their fertility coverage, noting, “family is family – no matter what it looks like.”
This comes after the company unveiled an expanded “family bonding leave” policy in January, which allows employees who are new parents to take up to eight weeks of paid leave, in addition to the existing pregnancy policy that provides new mothers with up to 13 weeks of paid time off. The “family bonding leave” can be taken any time within the first 12 months of a child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
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On October 14, 2015, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher presented a webinar for the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) on youth and parent perspectives on ethics in adolescent HIV prevention research.
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Tagged Adolescents, Brian Mustanski, Celia B. Fisher, epidemic, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HANC, HIV Prevention, HIV/AIDS Network Coordination, LGBT Ethics, LGBT youth, Northwestern University, parent perspectives, Webinar, World Health Organization, youth perspectives
JOIN US IN CHICAGO TO DISCUSS THE APHA ETHICS CODE REVISION
Public Health Code of Ethics Revision Kick-Off Meeting
The new APHA Ethics Code Task Force (ECTF) invites you to an open meeting for all APHA members at the annual APHA meeting Monday, November 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Room S105A at McCormick Place Convention Center.
The first Public Health Code of Ethics, adopted by APHA in 2002, represented a major milestone, envisioned as a living document that would change over time to accommodate and respond to shifts and innovations in the field. The ECTF, chaired by Celia B. Fisher under the guidance of the APHA Ethics Section, comprises APHA members from a broad range of science, practice, policy, and teaching activities.
We are committed to a transparent and representative process to develop a document that reflects the values of the field and provides practical guidance for promoting and protecting the health of people, communities, and ecosystems in which we live. The ECTF looks forward to recommendations from and open discussion with APHA members.
“Achieving the healthiest nation in one generation will require all public health practitioners to address with the highest integrity the ethical challenges we face in research, practice, and policy.”
– Lisa M. Lee, Inaugural Chair of the APHA Ethics Section.