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End Of Life Care For The Incarcerated, Codie Robinson 2017 Abilene Christian University

End Of Life Care For The Incarcerated, Codie Robinson

Dialogue & Nexus

As the prison population ages, a new need has come to light – caring for those who are in the final stage of life. This paper will examine the current end of life services provided to those in prison throughout the United States. After a general awareness of the system is presented, a more complete discussion of end of life care for prisoners will be considered, in light of ethics, social justice, and the Christian perspective. The two care options presented, hospice care and compassionate release, are observed through these lenses. In order to make a decision on how to care ...


Modernizing Financial Legislation To Protect Older Americans From Financial Abuse, Joshua F. Bautz 2017 University of Miami Law School

Modernizing Financial Legislation To Protect Older Americans From Financial Abuse, Joshua F. Bautz

University of Miami Business Law Review

The United States of America is entering into a period of time that is marked by an increasingly aging population, and a corresponding growth in its susceptibility to financial abuse. While financial abuse can take on various forms, our older Americans continuously bear the bulk of its adverse effects. In recent years, financial representatives have notably suffered from a decline in investor confidence; however, this trend has failed to address the true culprits that commit the majority of financial abuse. This Comment will help to illuminate the increasing impact that family members, friends and caregivers have on the totality of ...


Understaffed And Overworked: Poor Working Conditions And Quality Of Care In Residential Care Facilities For The Elderly, Hina B. Shah 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law

Understaffed And Overworked: Poor Working Conditions And Quality Of Care In Residential Care Facilities For The Elderly, Hina B. Shah

Publications

The United States is experiencing unprecedented growth in its elderly population. As Americans live longer and cope with chronic health conditions, the need for long term services and support (LTSS) has increased. The vast majority of elderly persons need assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) due to physical and mental impairments. LTSS are provided in a continuum of care from the individual’s home to institutional settings. There is a range of options from highly regulated skilled nursing facilities, also called nursing homes to residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE), also ...


Expanding The Slayer Rule In Florida: Why Elder Abuse Should Trigger Disinheritance, Natasa Glisic 2017 Barry University School of Law

Expanding The Slayer Rule In Florida: Why Elder Abuse Should Trigger Disinheritance, Natasa Glisic

Barry Law Review

No abstract provided.


On Hastening Death Without Violating Legal Or Moral Prohibitions, Norman L. Cantor 2017 Rutgers U. School of Law, Newark

On Hastening Death Without Violating Legal Or Moral Prohibitions, Norman L. Cantor

Norman Cantor

While the vast majority of fatally afflicted persons have a powerful wish to remain alive, some stricken persons may, for any of a host of reasons, desire to hasten death. Some persons are afflicted with chronic degenerative diseases that take a grievous toll. Chronic pain may be severe and intractable, anxiety about a future treatment regimen may be distressing, and helplessness may erode personal dignity and soil the image that the afflicted person wants to leave behind.

A dying patient’s interest in hastening death is often said to be in tension with a bedrock social principle that respect for ...


On Kamisar, Killing, And The Future Of Physician-Assisted Death, Norman L. Cantor 2017 Rutgers U. School of Law, Newark

On Kamisar, Killing, And The Future Of Physician-Assisted Death, Norman L. Cantor

Norman Cantor

In a famous 1958 article, Yale Kamisar brilliantly examined the hazards of abuse and of slippery slope extensions that subsequently, for 46 years, served to thwart legalization of physician-assisted death (PAD). This paper shows that during the same period law and culture have effectively accepted a variety of ways for stricken people to hasten death, with physicians involved in diverse roles. Those ways include rejection of nutrition and hydration, terminal sedation, administration of risky analgesics, and withholding or withdrawal of medical life support. If these existing lawful modes of hastening death were widely acknowledged, the pressure to legalize voluntary active ...


The Relation Between Autonomy-Based Rights And Profoundly Disabled Persons, Norman L. Cantor 2017 Rutgers U. School of Law, Newark

The Relation Between Autonomy-Based Rights And Profoundly Disabled Persons, Norman L. Cantor

Norman Cantor

“The Relation Between Autonomy-based Rights and Profoundly Mentally Disabled Persons” Competent persons have fundamental rights to decide about abortion, methods of contraception, and rejection of life-sustaining medical treatment. Profoundly disabled persons are so cognitively impaired that they cannot make their own serious medical decisions. Yet some courts suggest that the mentally impaired are entitled to “the same right” to choice regarding critical medical decisions as competent persons. This article discusses the puzzling question of how to relate autonomy-based rights to never-competent persons. It argues that while profoundly disabled persons cannot be entitled to make their own medical decisions, they have ...


Changing The Paradigm Of Advance Directives To Avoid Prolonged Dementia, Norman L. Cantor 2017 Rutgers Law School - Newark

Changing The Paradigm Of Advance Directives To Avoid Prolonged Dementia, Norman L. Cantor

Norman Cantor

For some people, the specter of being mired in progressively degenerative dementia is an intolerably degrading prospect. One avoidance tactic is to take steps to end one's existence while still competent. That risks a premature demise while still enjoying a tolerable lifestyle. The question arises whether an alternative tactic -- an advance directive declining all life-sustaining intervention once a certain point of debilitation is reached -- might be preferable. This article describes the legal and moral foundation for an advance directive declining even simplistic interventions at a relatively early stage of decline. My own model directive is included.


Zoning For The Elderly And Family Rights, Ralph J. Libsohn 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Zoning For The Elderly And Family Rights, Ralph J. Libsohn

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


“Johnny Pushed Me And I Can’T Get Up . . . And I Can’T Get Help!”: The Intersection Of Elder Abuse And Domestic Violence In South Carolina And Its Effect On Older Battered Women, Mary D. Antley 2017 College of William & Mary Law School

“Johnny Pushed Me And I Can’T Get Up . . . And I Can’T Get Help!”: The Intersection Of Elder Abuse And Domestic Violence In South Carolina And Its Effect On Older Battered Women, Mary D. Antley

William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law

No abstract provided.


My Company Is Freezing The Pension Plan: What Does This Mean?, Pension Action Center, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

My Company Is Freezing The Pension Plan: What Does This Mean?, Pension Action Center, Gerontology Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Pension Action Center Publications

As employers move away from traditional defined benefit pension plans in favor of defined contribution 401(k) plans, the number of frozen pension plans is rapidly increasing. While most companies would like to rid themselves of their pension plan liabilities, more often than not, employers deem it too costly to terminate their existing plans and pay out all accrued benefits to participants and beneficiaries. As a result, instead of terminating their existing pension plans, many employers are electing to “freeze” their plans. Pension plans may be frozen using a “hard freeze” or a “soft freeze”. While both types of plan ...


Lump Sum Vs Annuity Payments: Which Is Right For Me?, Pension Action Center, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Lump Sum Vs Annuity Payments: Which Is Right For Me?, Pension Action Center, Gerontology Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Pension Action Center Publications

As employers are looking to reduce pension plan liabilities, more and more participants are being given the option to receive a one-time lump sum payment from their pension plan in lieu of receiving monthly annuity payments for life. Deciding on which form of pension benefit to take is a very important decision that requires careful consideration. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. While a lump sum may make sense for one person, it may be a serious mistake for another. And it is a decision that you will have to live with for the rest of your life. Anyone who ...


Video: Elder Law For Beginners, Arlene Lakin, Gail Fisher 2017 Nova Southeastern University

Video: Elder Law For Beginners, Arlene Lakin, Gail Fisher

Law Center Plus Seminar Series

This particular seminar is designed to educate attorneys about how to be an elder law attorney. Practitioners will learn the various skill sets involved: estate and incapacity planning as well as protection of assets in order to qualify for, or remain qualified for, public benefits such as Medicaid and veteran’s pension with aid and attendance.

1. How to work with senior citizens and their families in a clinical as well as legal format
2. How to determine capacity of elderly clients to execute legal documents
3. How to analyze family relationships
4. How to design an estate and incapacity ...


P15. Family Status Discrimination: The Never-Ending Story, Christina Iannozzi 2017 Western Law

P15. Family Status Discrimination: The Never-Ending Story, Christina Iannozzi

Western Research Forum

The idea of work-life balance has received increasing attention from media, government, unions, and academics in recent years. This is due to the significant changes in the nature of the family and of roles within family. An interdisciplinary approach can explain the societal context that has prompted a rise in family status accommodation claims. Most notably, women have entered the paid workforce in unprecedented numbers and demographic shifts have created a growing need for eldercare.

Over the past two decades, divergent approaches to family status discrimination in the employment context have developed in Canada. The central dispute appears to be ...


Elder Law & Feminism: Moving Toward Equity In Aging, Emily M. Flesch 2017 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Elder Law & Feminism: Moving Toward Equity In Aging, Emily M. Flesch

Student Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Perplexities Of Age And Power, Sharona Hoffman 2017 Case Western University School of Law

The Perplexities Of Age And Power, Sharona Hoffman

Faculty Publications

The elderly population in the United States is growing dramatically and is expected to reach over seventy-two million, or twenty percent of the citizenry, by 2030. But serious legislative and regulatory gaps leave the surging population of older adults with many unmet needs. Many Americans are aware of the Social Security and Medicare funds’ financial woes. This Article emphasizes that these challenges are only the tip of the iceberg. In addition, the elderly face under-funded Older Americans Act programs, unaffordable long-term care, inadequate driving regulations that fail to identify and protect at-risk drivers, and a significant shortage of geriatricians, among ...


Doctor's Orders: The Third Circuit Approves Short-Term Annuities As A Viable Planning Tool In Zahner V. Secretary Pennsylvania Department Of Human Services, Jennifer A. Ward 2016 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Doctor's Orders: The Third Circuit Approves Short-Term Annuities As A Viable Planning Tool In Zahner V. Secretary Pennsylvania Department Of Human Services, Jennifer A. Ward

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Aging America, Thomas L. Shaffer 2016 Notre Dame Law School

Aging America, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

Professor Sarah Harper's assessment of the legal, political,

medical, and economic issues associated with old age in the

United States heralded the theme for this Symposium, "Aging

America." Her analysis turns, as she puts it, on "a fundamental

shift in the demographic structure of society. No longer will it be

the norm to have large numbers of young and small numbers of

old,"1 as it was when I was a boy (age 11 on V.J. Day, 1945).

"Rather, we are entering a world where age groups will be distributed

more or less equally across society-an age-symmetric society ...


Grow Up Virginia: Time To Change Our Filial Responsibility Law, Sylvia Macon 2016 University of Richmond

Grow Up Virginia: Time To Change Our Filial Responsibility Law, Sylvia Macon

Law Student Publications

This comment discusses the background and development of filial responsibility laws in England, the United States, and Virginia in Part I. Part II explains the purpose behind implementation of such laws while Part III discusses the problems enforcing the filial responsibility law may cause. Lastly, Part IV explains why past reasons for keeping the law are no longer valid.


Addressing The Ethical, Legal, And Social Issues Raised By Voting By Persons With Dementia, Jason H. Karlawish, Richard J. Bonnie, Paul S. Appelbaum, Constantine Lyketsos, Bryan James, David Knopman, Christopher Patusky, Rosalie A. Kane, Pamela S. Karlan 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Addressing The Ethical, Legal, And Social Issues Raised By Voting By Persons With Dementia, Jason H. Karlawish, Richard J. Bonnie, Paul S. Appelbaum, Constantine Lyketsos, Bryan James, David Knopman, Christopher Patusky, Rosalie A. Kane, Pamela S. Karlan

Bryan G Kane MD

This article addresses an emerging policy problem in the United States participation in the electoral process by citizens with dementia. At present, health care professionals, family caregivers, and long-term care staff lack adequate guidance to decide whether individuals with dementia should be precluded from or assisted in casting a ballot. Voting by persons with dementia raises a series of important questions about the autonomy of individuals with dementia, the integrity of the electoral process, and the prevention of fraud. Three subsidiary issues warrant special attention: development of a method to assess capacity to vote; identification of appropriate kinds of assistance ...


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