Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor, Bellevue Literary Review
Not many literary evenings are divided into sections on “Dissection,” “Bone,” “Brain,” “HEENT,” and “Heart,” but then again, it’s not often that the readings are selected to complement Frank Netter’s iconic illustrations. This past spring, the Bellevue Literary Review (BLR), a journal published by NYU School of Medicine, [...]
It has been almost a month since the CBHD summer bioethics conference and I am still reflecting on some of the things I experienced there. One that left a lasting impact was the presentation by a sculptor, Karen Swenholt, which was sponsored by the Tennessee Center for Bioethics and Culture on Friday evening. As she presented slides of her art and talked about the meaning… // Read More »
VSED has been getting a lot of attention lately. NPR radio host Diane Rehm discussed her husband’s use of VSED to hasten his death. Sir Chris Woodhead discussed VSED in the ongoing assisted dying debate that will reach the House of Lords on…
My dissertation advisor recommended that I read Simone de Beauvoir’s A Very Easy Death when I was writing my dissertation on ambivalence. Apparently de Beauvoir was ambivalent towards her mother. But when I read that book, I wasn’t struck by quotations on ambivalence, but by these. They speak for themselves and are absolutely moving, haunting, and manage to so accurately capture so much about human experience—especially the experience of witnessing others’ deaths, hospitalizations, and suffering.
When picking out her mother’s funeral clothes: “Before, I went through all this without seeing it. Now I know that it will form part of my life for ever.” (48).…
<p>I have been slow to fully embrace the full potential my smartphone. I have a few apps that I use regularly for entertainment or basic information, like weather updates and maps. It’s convenient. I can entertain myself with games or social networking while I wait in lines or for a child to finish theater rehearsals, basketball/ballet/swimming practices. If I look up, most others waiting in parked cars are doing the same thing, a faint blue glow radiating from somewhere below the steering wheel. Before we had devices to entertain us, we would more than likely spend the minutes talking, person to person. I tend to think person to person is better, after all a pen and ink letter, sharing coffee at a small café table, or a supportive hug must mean more than emoticon symbols. But maybe these tiny pictures can convey the intended emotion and offer a substitute when the real thing must be delayed or is otherwise not possible. Where is the line at which an electronic emotion, or interpretation of feeling is no longer enough? When I first learned that there were suicide prevention apps, I was aghast. Have we lost so much human connectedness that even acute emotional despair is summarized in a miniature touch screen? How can an app provide the essential emergent interventions to a person in such despair that he or she is contemplating suicide? But if this is where our social focus is anyway, and the first place people search when looking for help, perhaps it is not such a bad idea.</p>
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If you were to follow the trends on gender identity discussion you would be unsurprised to see this article in The Slate: “Don’t Let the Doctor Do This to Your Newborn” The author begins by portraying a physician taking a newborn away from a worried mother for a “procedure,” which turns out to be gender “assignment.” This physician, described as stern, masked, dismissive, knuckle-cracking, paternalistic,… // Read More »
on Law, Medicine & Health Care
for New Law School Teachers
Meeting, Washington, DC
January 3, 2015
AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care is pleased to announce a Call for
Papers for a special Works-in-Progress for New Law School Teachers Program. The Section will run the Program from 5:15 to
6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, at the AALS 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington,
program will bring together junior and senior health law scholars for a lively
discussion of the junior scholar’s’ works-in-progress. Junior health law scholars will submit papers
that they expect to submit in the spring 2015 law review submission cycle. After they briefly present their papers in a
concurrent roundtable setting, senior scholars will provide oral comments and
critiques. This new program presents an
opportunity for the audience to hear cutting edge health law scholarship by
recent members of the academy.
will limit our selection to two or three papers.
Form & Length of Submission
Eligible faculty members are
invited to submit either manuscripts or abstracts dealing with any aspect of health
law or policy. Abstracts must be
comprehensive enough to allow the committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims
and likely content of the papers proposed.
Papers may be accepted for publication but must be at a
stage where input still would be useful. Papers must not be published prior to the
Deadline & Submission Method
be considered, manuscripts or abstracts and a CV must be submitted
electronically to both:
Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care
Ani B. Satz, Emory University School
of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org
Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care
Thaddeus Pope, Hamline University
School of Law, email@example.com
deadline for submission is September 1, 2014.
will be selected after careful review and discussion by the Executive Board of
the AALS Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care.
authors of the selected papers will be notified by September 22, 2014.
a selected author has submitted only an abstract for review, the author must
submit the corresponding manuscript by December 15, 2014.
Call for Paper participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting
registration fee and travel expenses.
untenured faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit
papers. The following are ineligible to
submit: foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law
school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students who are not also
enrolled in a qualifying J.D. program, fellows, non-law school faculty, and
faculty at fee-paid non-member schools. Papers
co-authored with a person ineligible to submit on their own may be submitted by
the eligible co-author.
forward this Call for Papers to any eligible faculty who might be interested.