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First interview in the new  Thinking Out Loud series on ‘Animals and Pandemics’: Katrien Devolder in conversation with Jeff Sebo, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU, on how our treatment of animals increases the risk of fut...

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In three recent news stories, I described a growing trend of successful court actions against healthcare providers who disregarded advance directives and administered unwanted life-sustaining treatment (New York Times; Boston Globe; Bloomberg Law)...

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Massachusetts is one of ten states with no default surrogate statute. In these states, when an incapacitated patient has no guardian or appointed agent, it is often unclear who is authorized to make treatment decisions on the patent's behalf. A ne...

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Kentucky has joined 15 other states by introducing 2021 legislation to authorize medical aid in dying (MAID) (H.B. 506). But language in the legislative purpose highlights a gap between goal and reality.On the one hand, the legislative findings state t...

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Kentucky has joined 15 other states by introducing 2021 legislation to authorize medical aid in dying (MAID) (H.B. 506). But language in the legislative purpose highlights a gap between goal and reality.On the one hand, the legislative findings state t...

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Join me for this webinar at 15:00 ET on February 25, 2021 - "Death and the Brain — Time to Re-Examine the Legal Definition of Death."The 50th anniversary of the concept of brain death came and went in 2018, but brain death continues to be a source of p...

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Join me for this webinar at 15:00 ET on February 25, 2021 - "Death and the Brain — Time to Re-Examine the Legal Definition of Death."The 50th anniversary of the concept of brain death came and went in 2018, but brain death continues to be a source of p...

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The Veterans Health Administration published a notice in this week's Federal Register to reauthorize its advance directive and surrogate decision maker forms. The agency is not making any material changes to these forms. But two facts jump out fro...

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It was especially disappointing to read about Bruce Springsteen’s recent arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Here's hoping the famous rocker will use his arrest to refocus attention on a risky and dangerous behavior that is thoroughly preventable.

The post Bruce Springsteen: The Latest Celebrity DWI appeared first on The Hastings Center.

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Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman, a key legislator behind enactment of the California End of Life Options Act in 2015, has introduced a bill (S.B. 380) that would amend a range of provisions in the statute. These include the following. Sunset:...

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