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Organizing Aids
Workplace and Organizational Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

ISBN 9780748402595
Published October 1, 1995 by Taylor & Francis
176 Pages

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Book Description

It is estimated that 90% of those who are HIV positive are in employment. However, the significant body of literature into HIV/AIDS to date has primarily focused on the medical aspects of the disease and its implications for health/social policy. There has been little analysis of the employment implications of HIV/AIDS, and what does exist is essentially descriptive and usually limited to legal features of the employment relationship. This text provides a review of the theoretical and practical issues which bear upon organisational responses to HIV/AIDS. The authors set these responses in a historical and international context, before analysing recent research findings. In the first three chapters, issues are explored through an analysis which highlights international convergences and divergences. The remaining chapters draw on the authors' research to explore the "internal" dynamics of HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

Table of Contents

The AIDS Epidemic - Medical History: Social History; International Comparisons. The Implications for Organisational Environments: Labour Market Implications; International Comparisons; Resource Implications: Health Care/Insurance; Political Implications; Pressure Groups; Voluntary Organisations. The Implications for Human Resource Management: Prejudice and Discrimination: Employment Law; Equal Opportunities: Disability and Sexual Orientation; Training and Education; Confidentiality; Welfare; Fear, Anxiety, Risk and Guilt. Policy and Practice within Organisations: Emergence of Workplace Policy; Typology of Workplace Policies, Policy Initiatives; Policy and Practice: Individual and Organisational Responses. HIV/AIDS and Organisation Theory: Power; Organisation Sexuality; Discipline and Surveillance; Ethics; Analytical Frameworks. The Way Ahead - Implications for the Future: EC Developments; Voluntarism of Legal Action; The Politics of AIDS and the Organisation.

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