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09/20/2017

International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice (ICEL3) – Belgium 2019

I have been to the first and second International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice (ICEL1 and ICEL2).  Both included world experts from a wide range of disciplines. I encourage you to plan to participate in the third ICE...

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09/19/2017

New Law Limits Doctors’ Ability to Invoke DNR without Patient Consent

Todd Ackerman has a solid story in the Houston Chronicle on the background and impact of SB11 in Texas. "Beginning next April, the right of Texas hospitals and doctors to write unilateral DNRs will be dramatically curtailed under a law signed by Gov. ...

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09/19/2017

New Law Limits Doctors’ Ability to Invoke DNR without Patient Consent

Todd Ackerman has a solid story in the Houston Chronicle on the background and impact of SB11 in Texas. "Beginning next April, the right of Texas hospitals and doctors to write unilateral DNRs will be dramatically curtailed under a law signed by Gov. ...

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09/19/2017

The Power of Mentorship and Transformation: from “What’s next?” to “Bring it on!”

By Jody Platto Since graduating from Wellesley College in 2015, I have experienced a paradigm shift from always searching for what is next to remaining committed to what lies straight ahead. Strong personal and professional mentorship in my first career as a professional athlete set the stage for me to excel when I resumed my […]

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09/19/2017

The Power of Mentorship and Transformation: from “What’s next?” to “Bring it on!”

By Jody Platto Since graduating from Wellesley College in 2015, I have experienced a paradigm shift from always searching for what is next to remaining committed to what lies straight ahead. Strong personal and professional mentorship in my first career as a professional athlete set the stage for me to excel when I resumed my […]

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09/19/2017

Mental Health ERISA Law for Dummies

My son is an ERISA attorney whose present work requires him to make sure that large group insurance plans offered by companies comply with various federal statutes, such as the various regulations surrounding the PPACA (i.e. ObamaCare). In one of our recent discussions about healthcare access, he made me aware of some federal laws regarding the provision of mental health benefits, which I was heretofore... // Read More »

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09/18/2017

Make Clinicians Feel Legally Safe to Do the Right Thing

I am just back from a marvelous conference on end-of-life law and policy in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Interestingly, the citadel in Halifax (see center of this map) was originally erected to encourage settlers. Immigrants from England would not come,...

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09/18/2017

Make Clinicians Feel Legally Safe to Do the Right Thing

I am just back from a marvelous conference on end-of-life law and policy in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Interestingly, the citadel in Halifax (see center of this map) was originally erected to encourage settlers. Immigrants from England would not come,...

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09/18/2017

Longer life with dementia? No thanks!

An article this week, from The European Heart Journal, reports that cholinesterase inhibitors, commonly used to treat some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, also lower the rate of heart attacks and other causes of death.   As the researchers explained, “for every 100,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease, there would be 180 fewer heart attacks – 295 … Continue reading Longer life with dementia? No thanks!

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09/18/2017

Fordham University’s Dr. Celia Fisher Discusses Ethical Concerns and Group Harms in ‘Big Data’ Research with Marginalized Populations

On March 1, 2017. Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) hosted a workshop entitled, “Ethics of Data Access, Use, and Sharing for Human Subjects Research Workshop.” Researchers, institutional representatives, ethicists, policy makers and many others examined new scientific opportunities and important ethical challenges that arise from collecting, accessing, sharing and using individual’s data for … More Fordham University’s Dr. Celia Fisher Discusses Ethical Concerns and Group Harms in ‘Big Data’ Research with Marginalized Populations

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