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End Of Life And Autonomy: The Case For Relational Nudges In End-Of-Life Decision-Making Law And Policy, Megan S. Wright Jan 2018

End Of Life And Autonomy: The Case For Relational Nudges In End-Of-Life Decision-Making Law And Policy, Megan S. Wright

Journal Articles

Autonomy is a central principle in many areas of health law. In the case of end-of-life decision-making law and policy, however, the principle of autonomy requires revision. On the whole, law conceptualizes autonomy at the end of life as an individual making private, personal decisions based solely on their interests and values, and independent of others. But ordinary people understand autonomous decisionmaking at the end of life differently, in a way that acknowledges the importance of their interpersonal relationships. Social science research has documented that strengthening relationships with others, sharing responsibility in the decision-making process with healthcare providers, and taking ...


Patent Arbitration: The Underutilized Process For Resolving International Patent Disputes In The Pharmaceutical And Biotechnology Industries, Alessandra Emini Aug 2017

Patent Arbitration: The Underutilized Process For Resolving International Patent Disputes In The Pharmaceutical And Biotechnology Industries, Alessandra Emini

Arbitration Law Review

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The Rules Of Maternity, Dara Purvis Jan 2017

The Rules Of Maternity, Dara Purvis

Journal Articles

A diverse body of laws and regulations speaking to reproductive rights, healthcare, criminal punishment of drug use, termination of parental rights, and more creates the rules of maternity. These rules are guidance provided both obliquely and explicitly by the law's coercive power telling women both how to and who should mother. Rule one begins in pregnancy, with the message that "your body is your child's vessel." During pregnancy, women are counselled that doctor knows best. After the child's birth, the mother remains responsible for the people who enter a child's life, leading to rule 3: "mothers ...


Expectant Fathers, Abortion, And Embryos, Dara Purvis Jan 2015

Expectant Fathers, Abortion, And Embryos, Dara Purvis

Journal Articles

One thread of abortion criticism, arguing that gender equality requires that men be allowed to terminate legal parental status and obligations, has reinforced the stereotype of men as uninterested in fatherhood. As courts facing disputes over stored pre-embryos weigh the equities of allowing implantation of the pre-embryos, this same gender stereotype has been increasingly incorporated into a legal balancing test, leading to troubling implications for ART and family law.


Effectuating Change In The Regulation Of Hiv Vaccines, Scott M. Engstrom Jan 2013

Effectuating Change In The Regulation Of Hiv Vaccines, Scott M. Engstrom

Scott M Engstrom

HIV has been at the forefront in politics, medicine, and law since its discovery in 1981. Over thirty years have passed since the virus began a wave of fear made worse by a sensationalist media. Though much of the uproar has dulled, the lasting effects on the American Psyche have remained as the AIDS death toll has risen. Although the medical community has made significant progress in managing the infection through complex drug cocktails, prevention remains the most effective tool in the fight against AIDS. However, the old aphorism “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has ...


Filial Support Laws In The Modern Era: Domestic And International Comparison Of Enforcement Practices For Laws Requiring Adult Children To Support Indigent Parents, Katherine C. Pearson Jan 2013

Filial Support Laws In The Modern Era: Domestic And International Comparison Of Enforcement Practices For Laws Requiring Adult Children To Support Indigent Parents, Katherine C. Pearson

Journal Articles

Family responsibility and support laws have a long but mixed history. When first enacted, policy makers used such laws to declare an official policy that family members should support each other, rather than draw upon public resources. This article tracks modern developments with filial support laws that purport to obligate adult children to financially assist their parents, if indigent or needy. The author diagrams filial support laws that have survived in the 21st Century and compares core components in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and post-Soviet Union Ukraine. While the laws are often similar in wording and declared intent ...


Ru-486; Safe? Effective? Banned! Why Would The Food And Drug Administration Ban A Drug With Such Potential?, Mark A. Hernandez May 1993

Ru-486; Safe? Effective? Banned! Why Would The Food And Drug Administration Ban A Drug With Such Potential?, Mark A. Hernandez

Penn State International Law Review

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Assessing Universal Access To Health Care: An Analysis Of Legal Principle And Economic Feasibility, Carlo V. Diflorio Sep 1992

Assessing Universal Access To Health Care: An Analysis Of Legal Principle And Economic Feasibility, Carlo V. Diflorio

Penn State International Law Review

No abstract provided.


Abortion Law Reform: The Nexus Between Abortion And The Role Of Women In The German Democratic Republic And The Federal Republic Of Germany, Elizabeth J. Kapo Sep 1991

Abortion Law Reform: The Nexus Between Abortion And The Role Of Women In The German Democratic Republic And The Federal Republic Of Germany, Elizabeth J. Kapo

Penn State International Law Review

No abstract provided.


Socialized Medicine: An Analysis Of Bureaucratic Inefficiency, John J. Moran Jan 1989

Socialized Medicine: An Analysis Of Bureaucratic Inefficiency, John J. Moran

Penn State International Law Review

In analyzing the health care systems of Great Britain and Canada, this Comment examines the policies and reasons behind the passing of legislation which led to the advent of socialized medicine in these two nations. In addition, a discussion of the operation of these socialized health systems illustrates the turmoil and complexity associated with government medicine, and the need for subsequent legislative reforms. As this Comment reveals, these socialized systems, where overriding political objectives create further misallocation of resources and decreased quality of care, fail to provide a viable solution to American health concerns. Instead, reforms should be undertaken within ...