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Author Archive: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD

About Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD

The Accad & Koka Report, a medical and healthcare policy podcast, tackles "Diagnosing Brain Death: Clinical and Legal Quagmire."Their guests are Doyen Nguyen, OP, MD, STD and D. Alan Shewmon, MD. They discuss troubling development on the legal trea...

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A new film "The Artist’s Wife" tells the story of a family navigating an Alzheimer's diagnosis. The film will be available on September 25, 2020 on all On Demand platforms, including Amazon, Apple TV, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and others...

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The fourth session of the Completed Life Initiative conference is an all-star cast from Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands. Join Jocelyn Downie, Ben White, and Agnes van der Heide on Thursday, September 24, 2020.Session Four will address legislativ...

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To commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day and address the national dementia crisis, Compassion & Choices released two fully customizable, online planning tools to help people determine their healthcare wishes in advance if they are diagnosed with dement...

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ProPublica has a powerful story about doctors giving patients "do-not-resuscitate orders without family or patient consent, sometimes overruling families that wanted everything done for their loved one." That seems inconsistent with Causey and rel...

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Nona Wilson is a retired Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department registered nurse/hospital administrator. In a recent article, she provides advice on how to make your advance directive effective. Among other things, she recommends supplementing it...

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a constitutional challenge to the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA). The court did not reach the merits, but decided the case on standing.After a long series of court challenges in va...

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Join End of Life Choices New York on October 7, 2020, for a conversation with Diane Rehm about her new book, When My Time Comes – Exploring the Option of Medical Aid In Dying.

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This week, the Michigan House of Representatives introduced Resolution 314: A resolution to affirm the right of patients and families to direct health care decisions. Among other things, the Resolution addresses medical futility conflicts:Whe...

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Join me on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central for Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Physician Assisted Suicide. I will debate John B. Kelly, Director of Second Thoughts MA: Disability Rights Advocates Against Assisted Suicide and New Englan...

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