Ethical dilemmas in professional practice in anthropology
Policy - environment - development
Worked example 1: HIV/AIDS in Lothian
Below are links to a number of resource documents you will need to complete this section.
Worked example page links:
'Conflicting Demands and Scarce Resources - Planning Services for people with HIV/AIDS in Lothian'
Multidisciplinary Perspectives - epidemiologist, Local Authority, Social Worker, Social Scientist
Excerpts from Scottish Drug Forum Bulletin
Interview with Community Psychiatric nurse
Interview with an HIV/AIDS advisory committee
Interview with welfare rights officer
Interview with woman living with HIV
The case study materials are derived from a research project conducted by medical anthropologist Dr. Guro Huby. She was working on a project focusing on the coordination of services for people with HIV/AIDS in Lothian region in Scotland. The project materials have been supplemented by other sources relating to the epidemiology and health care of people with HIV/AIDS. This case study helps to examine critically how different professions have different perspectives on the same or similar issues, how the concept of 'needs' is negotiated, how the process through which people and clients are defined as 'needy' operates and how research is caught up in this process. It provides an opportunity to explore issues relating to the conduct of social research in an urban, UK environment.