Tuberculosis: Ethics, Law & Society
Tuberculosis prevention, control and treatment is often the subject of contention and debate. How should we respond when an individual chooses not to undergo lengthy treatment because they are worried about possibly serious side-effects? What are the implications of focusing on TB reduction and elimination given the concentration of this disease in disadvantaged and marginalised groups? How do TB patients feel? What are their experiences of TB treatment? How should we understand, and what can we learn from, the history of TB policy? What ethical issues arise from new drug developments and diagnostics? How do co-infection with HIV and TB and new forms of drug resistance create new problems, and how should we respond?
This workshop will focus on exploring TB from many different perspectives, including ethics, law, human rights, sociology, history and anthropology. Speakers will explore aspects of their own research and how it is of key relevance to thinking about TB today and in the future.
Chris Degeling (VELiM, University of Sydney)
Bridget Haire (University of New South Wales)
Susan Hemer (University of Adelaide)
Paul Mason (VELiM, University of Sydney)
Nola Ries (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Diego Silva (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Ross Upshur (University of Toronto, Canada)
Please note that this is a free event, but you must register for catering purposes.