Please join us for this CLE at Hamline University School of Law next Thursday afternoon.
Jerome Meites (Chief Regional Civil Rights Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Region V, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) will pres...
The Mississippi Attorney General announced that his office is prosecuting registered nurse April Renae Grissom, 28, for turning off a patient's life support machines.
Grissom was working as an R.N. at the facility where the alleged victim, 77, wa...
Following a fall in February 2013, Bob Goold was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. He was placed on life support. But when Goold's condition failed to improve, he was put on the "Withdrawal of Treatment Pathway" and food...
Over the past few days, the Wall Street Journal Health Experts blog has posted quite a few good comments on end-of-life medicine, by top experts such as Elliott Fisher and Peter Provonost.
You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice (www.siipc.org)
Call for Abstracts & Early Bird Registration closing soon!
WHAT IS SIIPC?
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
In Jeffrey Eugenides Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Middlesex, readers are introduced to a protagonist, Cal Stephanides, who is male with female traits. This best seller helped to bring into the mainstream consciousness the notion of people who are born intersex—having characteristics of male and female sex organs. Or more generally, a person born with sex organs that fall outside what is considered the male or female norm. For example, a girl with a very large clitoris, or a boy with a very small penis or scrotum that looks more like labia. This category can also include a girl who has XY chromosomes, or a child who appears to have the genitalia of one sex and internal organs of the opposite sex.…
Thank you to the UCLA Health Ethics Center (and to the ethics committee) for a great visit. I hope that it was as valuable for them as it was for me.
I spend much of my year crafting and editing one law review or medical journal article ...
The National POLST Paradigm Task Force has posted some new legal resources designed to help identify potential legal barriers of POLST Program development and provide guidance for moving past potential barriers.
I was pleased to he...
My article from a November 2013 Cardozo Law conference is now available here. Here is the full table of contents for the issue:
Ethics Consultations and Conflict Engagement in Health Care - -Charity Scott
The Growing Power of Healthc...