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Bayer, Ronald

Works: 65 works in 236 publications in 3 languages and 11,724 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Oral histories  Classification  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Ronald Bayer
Searching eyes : privacy, the state, and disease surveillance in America by Amy L Fairchild( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of public health service in the United States spans more than a century of conflict and controversy with the authors situating the tension inherent in public health surveilance in a broad social and political context
Blood feuds : AIDS, blood, and the politics of medical disaster by Eric A Feldman( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the mid-1980s public health officials in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia discovered that almost half of the hemophiliac population, as well as tens of thousands of blood transfusion recipients, had been infected with HIV-tainted blood. This book provides a comparative perspective on the political, legal, and social struggles that emerged in response to the HIV contamination of the industrialized worlds blood supply. It describes how eight nations responded to the first signs that AIDS might be transmitted through blood, and how they falteringly arrived at and finally implemented measures to secure the blood supply. The authors detail the remarkable saga of the mobilization of hemophiliacs who challenged the state, the medical establishment, and even their own caregivers as they sought recompense and justice. In the end, the blood establishments in almost every advanced industrial nation were shaken. In Canada, the Red Cross was forced to withdraw from blood collection and distribution. In Japan, pharmaceutical firms that manufactured clotting factor agreed to massive compensation -- $500,000 per hemophiliac infected. In France, blood officials went to prison. Even in Denmark, where the number of infected hemophiliacs was relatively small, the struggle and litigation surrounding blood has resulted in the most protracted legal and administrative conflict in modern Danish history. Blood Feuds brings together chapters on the experiences of the United States, Japan, France, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and Australia with four comparative essays that shed light on the cultural, institutional, and economic dimensions of the HIV/blood disaster."--Publisher description (LoC)
Private acts, social consequences : AIDS and the politics of public health by Ronald Bayer( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely, penetrating analysis, Ronald Bayer examines the legal and political implications of creating and implementing an effective and rational nationwide health policy that balances public safety with private freedom
Homosexuality and American psychiatry : the politics of diagnosis by Ronald Bayer( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1973, after several years of bitter dispute, the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association decided to remove homosexuality from its official list of mental diseases. Infuriated by the Board's action, a substantial number of dissident psychiatrists charged the association's leadership with capitulating to the pressures of Gay Liberation groups, and forced the board to submit its decision to a referendum of the full APA membership."--Back cover
AIDS doctors : voices from the epidemic by Ronald Bayer( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews reveal the uncertainty and fear of over eighty doctors whose lives and professions changed with the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic, and the hope they have in the development of more effective treatments for AIDS victims
Mortal secrets : truth and lies in the age of AIDS by Robert Klitzman( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of those interviewed revealed their diagnosis widely; others told no one. Some struggled and ultimately told their partners; others spoke in codes or half-truths. One woman discovered her husband's diagnosis in a diary; when confronted, he denied it." "Each year in the United States, 40,000 new cases of HIV arise, yet approximately one-third of the 900,000 Americans who are infected do not know it
Shattered dreams? : an oral history of the South African AIDS epidemic by Gerald M Oppenheimer( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shattered Dreams? is an oral history of how physicians and nurses in South Africa struggled to ride the tiger of the world's most catastrophic AIDS epidemic. Based on interviews - not only from the great urban cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban but also from provincial centers and rural villages - this book captures the experiences of health care workers as they confronted indifference from colleagues, opposition from superiors, unexpected resistance from the country's political leaders, and material scarcity that was both the legacy of apartheid and a consequence of the global power of the international pharmaceutical industry."--Jacket
AIDS in the industrialized democracies : passions, politics, and policies by David L Kirp( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the decade since the first AIDS cases were reported, the disease has spread rapidly around the world. Every country has had to devise policies suited to its own political, economic, and cultural conditions. The differences among their approaches are striking. This volume--the first comprehensive, international comparison of responses to AIDS in the industrialized democracies--is a unique guide to the world's most urgent public health crisis. Sixteen leading experts in public health, social science, government, and public policy from the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Spain, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Japan candidly analyze the responses of their own nations. They look critically at the tragic statistics of AIDS incidence; the circumstances of AIDS's first appearance; public health traditions of mandatory screening, contact tracing, and quarantine; attitudes toward drug abuse, homosexuality, and sex education; publicity about AIDS; legal and customary protections for civil rights, minority groups, and medical confidentiality; access to health care and insurance; and the interplay of formal and informal interest groups in shaping policy. The spectrum of AIDS policy ranges from severe "contain-and-control" programs to much more benign plans based on education, cooperation, and inclusion. By scrutinizing the responses to AIDS so far, this book aims to give countries around the world a chance to learn from one another's mistakes and triumphs. It will be essential reading for all students and professionals in public health and public policy
Unfiltered : conflicts over tobacco policy and public health( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unfiltered tells the story of how anti-smoking advocates, public health professionals, bureaucrats, and tobacco corporations have clashed over smoking regulation. The nations discussed in this book - Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States - restrict tobacco advertising, tax tobacco products, and limit where smoking is permitted. Each is also struggling to shape a tobacco policy that ensures corporate accountability, protects individual liberty, and asserts the state's public health power."--Jacket
Confronting drug policy : illicit drugs in a free society( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Health and safety of workers : case studies in the politics of professional responsibility( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume uses three case studies involving the dangers of lead, coal, and asbestos to explore the role of scientists in the discovery and regulation of occupational hazards. The cases draw upon detailed historical evidence, and illustrate the factors and conditions that make possible--or deter--the development of responsible, ethical behavior on the part of scientists and engineers
Public health ethics : theory, policy, and practice( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since public health seeks to protect the health of populations, it inevitably confronts a range of ethical challenges having to do primarily with the friction between individual freedoms and what might be perceived as governmental paternalism. This volume brings together twenty-five articles by leading thinkers in the field, writing on topics that concern both classic and novel problems. They open up new terrain in each area, including tobacco and drug control, infectious disease, environmental and occupational health, the effect of new genetics on the public's health, and the impact of social inequalities on patterns of morbidity and mortality. The volume editors offer a context for discussion with introductory essays for each of the book's five sections. [Ed.]
In search of equity : health needs and the health care system by Ronald Bayer( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Several years ago, when the Carter administration announced that it would support congressional action to end the public fund ing of abortions, the President was asked at a press conference whether he thought that such a policy was unfair; he responded, "Life is unfair." His remarks provoked a storm of controversy. For other than those who, for principled reasons, opposed abor tion on any grounds, it seemed that the President's comments were cruel, violating what was thought to be an American com mitment to providing equal access to health services to all citi zens, regardless of their capacity to pay. Those sentiments had, in fact, been reflected in public opinion polls that had, for at least three decades, indicated that Americans supported the propo sition that the government should guarantee health care to all. Ultimately, those beliefs had been translated into the oft-ex 1 pressed political demand for a one-class system of health care. This commitment to equality is rather remarkable. American society evidences a striking willingness to tolerate vast inequal ities with regard to income and wealth. While it guarantees ed ucation to all children, there is not even a pretense that the children of the wealthy and the children of the poor ought to get precisely the same kind of schooling. While some commitment 'Hazel Erskine. "The Polls: Health Insurance," Public Opinion Quarterly, XXXIX (Spring, 1975), 128-143
Ethical issues in mental health policy and administration : conference report and bibliography by Ronald Bayer( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS, the public context of an epidemic( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'épidémie du sida en Afrique subsaharienne : regards historiens( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with AIDS( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategien gegen Aids : ein internationaler Politikvergleich( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Role of name-based notification in public health and HIV surveillance by Ronald Bayer( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveillance is the radar of public health. Nevertheless, its precise contours and justifications remain a matter of contention. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) Epidemiological Surveillance Unit in the Division of Communicable Diseases has defined disease surveillance quite broadly, most public health authorities, such as the United States Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and the World Health Assembly, typically identify three key elements of surveillance. Surveillance involves the ongoing, systematic collection of health data, the evaluation and interpretation of these data for the purpose of shaping public health practice and outcomes, and the prompt dissemination of the results to those responsible for disease prevention and control. Two issues emerge from this understanding of surveillance. The first entails a question of efficacy. The second involves matters of privacy. Although conceptually distinct, the two are nevertheless intimately related. While the necessities of surveillance may justifiably limit some elements of privacy, such limitations are only justifiable to the extent that they in fact benefit the public's health.--Publisher's description
AIDS : the responsibilities of health professionals( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Searching eyes : privacy, the state, and disease surveillance in America
Blood feuds : AIDS, blood, and the politics of medical disasterPrivate acts, social consequences : AIDS and the politics of public healthHomosexuality and American psychiatry : the politics of diagnosisAIDS doctors : voices from the epidemicMortal secrets : truth and lies in the age of AIDSShattered dreams? : an oral history of the South African AIDS epidemicUnfiltered : conflicts over tobacco policy and public healthThe Health and safety of workers : case studies in the politics of professional responsibilityPublic health ethics : theory, policy, and practice
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