This paper focuses on an overtly geographical issue, the introduction of a housing facility for people living with AIDS (PLWAs) into the urban landscape.
Specifically, we critically analyze the location of Casey House, an AIDS hospice in Toronto and presently the only facility of its kind in Canada.
Three questions are addressed : (i) how did Casey House come to exist ? (ii) why is Casey House located at the corner of Huntly Street and Isabella Street ? and (iii) will Casey House be reproduced ?
In our response to the first two questions, we draw selectively upon three perspectives (accessibility, structuralist and humanistic) that have been appealed to in analyses of (controversial) health care facility location processes.
In the concluding discussion, three relevant spheres of reproduction are considered : locational, institutional and social.
In consideration of the obvious constraints on reproduction, we conclude that the creation and location of Casey House may well be a unique geographical event in Canada.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Centre santé, Organisation santé, Système santé, Accessibilité, Ontario, Homme, Etablissement sanitaire spécialisé, Virose, Infection, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Health center, Public health organization, Health system, Accessibility, Ontario, Human, Viral disease, Infection, Canada, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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