How Criminal Law Intersects with HIV Health and Social Care in England & Wales 
Dr. Adam Bourne
Research Fellow with the Sigma Research Group, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

This guest lecture presents qualitative research findings of how criminal prosecutions for the transmission of HIV interact with the provision of high-quality HIV health and social care in England and Wales. Seven focus groups were undertaken with a total of 75 diverse professionals working in clinical and community-based services for people with HIV. We found that participants’ understanding of the law in this area is varied, with many knowing the basic requirements for a prosecution, yet being very uncertain about communicating key details with those using their service. The way that participants approached the topic with service users was influenced by their personal views on individual and shared responsibility for health, their concerns about professional liability, and their degree of trust in non-coercive health promotion approaches to managing public health. These findings have direct implications for the development and delivery of legal resources to support HIV service providers, and they also afford some opportunity for comparison and contrast with similar work undertaken in Canada.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: University of Ottawa, Colonel By Hall, 161 Louis Pasteur, Room 206 C

The conference will also be presented by webinar online.

For more information click here.

Download poster here.

Event co-sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric & Ethics.

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