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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.


Compulsory Medical Treatment Of Adults, Peter J. Riga 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Compulsory Medical Treatment Of Adults, Peter J. Riga

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Home-Field Disadvantage: Tort Liability And Immunity For Paid Physicians During Disasters Within The Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement Member States, Stephen Seely 2017 Seattle University School of Law

The Home-Field Disadvantage: Tort Liability And Immunity For Paid Physicians During Disasters Within The Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement Member States, Stephen Seely

Seattle University Law Review

This Note identifies how the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement member states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington apply tort liability and immunity to medical professionals during times of disaster. This Note also identifies an example statutory scheme that, if enacted, will provide equal protection to all physicians who provide care to disaster victims, regardless of their local or out-of-state status.


Rebranding Death, Angela Wentz Faulconer 2017 Brigham Young University Law School

Rebranding Death, Angela Wentz Faulconer

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Legalization Of Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia: Foundational Issues And Implications, Sean Murphy 2017 Brigham Young University Law School

Legalization Of Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia: Foundational Issues And Implications, Sean Murphy

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


The Constitutionality Of Laws Banning Physician Assisted Suicide, Richard S. Myers 2017 Brigham Young University Law School

The Constitutionality Of Laws Banning Physician Assisted Suicide, Richard S. Myers

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Honing The Emerging Right To Stop Eating And Drinking, Norman L. Cantor 2017 Rutgers Law School - Newark

Honing The Emerging Right To Stop Eating And Drinking, Norman L. Cantor

Norman Cantor

No abstract provided.


The Trouble With The Curve: Manufacturer And Surgeon Liability For “Learning Curves” Associated With Unreliably-Screened Implantable Medical Devices, Frank Griffin 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Trouble With The Curve: Manufacturer And Surgeon Liability For “Learning Curves” Associated With Unreliably-Screened Implantable Medical Devices, Frank Griffin

Arkansas Law Review

No abstract provided.


Dietary Supplements Are Not All Safe And Not All Food: How The Low Cost Of Dietary Supplements Preys On The Consumer, Joanna K. Sax 2017 California Western School of Law

Dietary Supplements Are Not All Safe And Not All Food: How The Low Cost Of Dietary Supplements Preys On The Consumer, Joanna K. Sax

Joanna K Sax

Dietary supplements are regulated as food, even though the safety and efficacy of some supplements are unknown. These products are often promoted as 'natural.' This leads many consumers to fail to question the supplements' safety, and some consumers even equate 'natural' with safe. But, 'natural' does not mean safe. For example, many wild berries and mushrooms are dangerous although they are natural. Another example is tobacco -- a key ingredient in cigarettes: it is natural, but overwhelming studies have established the harm of cigarette smoke. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only has limited ability to regulate the entry of new ...


The Time Of Death - A Legal, Ethical And Medical Dilemma, John E. Pearson 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Time Of Death - A Legal, Ethical And Medical Dilemma, John E. Pearson

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Can The Right To Stop Eating And Drinking Be Implemented By A Surrogate?, 2017 Selected Works

Can The Right To Stop Eating And Drinking Be Implemented By A Surrogate?

Norman Cantor

This piece continues my exploration of the options available to avoid being mired
in deep dementia.  Previously, I spoke to actions while still competent, such as stopping
eating and drinking (SED). Here, I examine whether the right of a competent person to
stop eating and drinking can be exploited at a post-competence stage of decline by use
of an advance instruction.


Trial And Error: Legislating Adr For Medical Malpractice Reform, Lydia Nussbaum 2017 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Trial And Error: Legislating Adr For Medical Malpractice Reform, Lydia Nussbaum

Maryland Law Review

The U.S. healthcare system has a problem: hundreds of thousands of people die each year, and over a million are injured, by medical mistakes that could have been avoided. Furthermore, over ninety percent of these patients and their families never learn of the errors or receive redress. This problem persists, despite myriad reforms to the medical malpractice system, because of lawmakers’ dominant focus on reducing providers’ liability insurance costs. Reform objectives are beginning to change, however, and the vehicle for implementing these changes is alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). Historically, legislatures deployed ADR to curb malpractice litigation and restrict patients ...


Police Interrogations, False Confessions, And Alleged Child Abuse Cases, Richard Leo 2017 University of San Francisco

Police Interrogations, False Confessions, And Alleged Child Abuse Cases, Richard Leo

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

A discussion on false confession cases in the United States.


Child Abuse--Nonaccidental Injury (Nai) And Abusive Head Trauma (Aht)--Medical Imaging: Issues And Controversies In The Era Of Evidence-Based Medicine, Patrick Barnes 2017 Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Child Abuse--Nonaccidental Injury (Nai) And Abusive Head Trauma (Aht)--Medical Imaging: Issues And Controversies In The Era Of Evidence-Based Medicine, Patrick Barnes

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

A look at nonaccidental injury and abusive head trauma in children with a focus on Shaken Baby Syndrome.


Short Fall Arguments In Court: A Probabilistic Analysis, Maria Cuellar 2017 Carnegie Mellon University

Short Fall Arguments In Court: A Probabilistic Analysis, Maria Cuellar

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

A discussion about how statistical arguments are used in court, specifically in cases of Abusive Head Trauma in which the defendant has claimed that an accidental short fall, and not shaking or child abuse, has caused the child’s injuries.


Evidence Of Child Abuse: Inferring The Causes Of Effects, Stephen E. Fienberg 2017 Carnegie Mellon University

Evidence Of Child Abuse: Inferring The Causes Of Effects, Stephen E. Fienberg

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

A statistician's take on evidence of child abuse.


Bias, Subjectivity, And Wrongful Conviction, Katherine Judson 2017 University of Wisconsin Law School

Bias, Subjectivity, And Wrongful Conviction, Katherine Judson

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

A talk about bias, subjectivity and wrongful convictions.


Marijuana Agriculture Law: Regulation At The Root Of An Industry, Ryan Stoa 2017 Concordia Univeristy School of Law

Marijuana Agriculture Law: Regulation At The Root Of An Industry, Ryan Stoa

Faculty Scholarship

Marijuana legalization is sweeping the nation. Recreational marijuana use is legal in eight states. Medical marijuana use is legal in thirteen states. Only three states maintain an absolute criminal prohibition on marijuana use. Many of these legalization initiatives propose to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol, and many titles are variations of the "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act." For political and public health reasons the analogy makes sense, but it also reveals a regulatory blind spot. States may be using alcohol as a model for regulating the distribution, retail, and consumption of marijuana, but marijuana is much more ...


Bioprospecting Legislation In The United States: What We Are Doing, What We Are Not Doing, And What Should We Do Next, Emily J. Stolfer 2017 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Bioprospecting Legislation In The United States: What We Are Doing, What We Are Not Doing, And What Should We Do Next, Emily J. Stolfer

Cleveland State Law Review

Bioprospecting is a growing worldwide effort to protect knowledge and the environment. With its potential economic benefit and technological advancements, bioprospecting will continue to grow as the world advances. Other nations have begun to protect the information available and continue to develop legislation. However, the United States has been hesitant to ratify international treaties or implement its own legislation. This Note examines both domestic and international efforts to protect both indigenous people and the environment. It analyzes the legislation the United States currently has in place but also examines where the United States is lacking. Regarding the United States’ failure ...


A Healthy Amount Of Privacy: Quantifying Privacy Concerns In Medicine, Ignacio N. Cofone 2017 Yale Law School

A Healthy Amount Of Privacy: Quantifying Privacy Concerns In Medicine, Ignacio N. Cofone

Cleveland State Law Review

With recent developments in e-health, concerns have been raised regarding the privacy of patients who are monitored with such treatments. I propose a simple method to incorporate these concerns into a standard health impact evaluation, based on quality-adjusted life years and the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio. This method provides a way to objectively value privacy concerns and balance them with health benefits. Hence, it can guide doctors and policymakers into incorporating privacy considerations and making better choices regarding e-health programs. This method can also be tested on existing economic evaluations to compare outcomes and gauge the extent to which privacy issues ...


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