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Dying In Isolation: Public Health Implications Of Transportation And Burial Of Human Remains During A Pandemic A Fifty State Survey, Christopher Ogolla Jul 2023

Dying In Isolation: Public Health Implications Of Transportation And Burial Of Human Remains During A Pandemic A Fifty State Survey, Christopher Ogolla

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


After A.S.: Proposals To Alleviate Psychiatric Boarding In Maine, Meredith K. Cook Jul 2022

After A.S.: Proposals To Alleviate Psychiatric Boarding In Maine, Meredith K. Cook

Maine Law Review

When someone presents to an emergency room with a mental illness manifesting in danger to themselves or others, they can be admitted against their will on an emergency basis to inpatient mental health care through a process colloquially known as a Blue Paper application. However, when an inpatient bed is not immediately available, patients are “boarded” against their will in emergency rooms with little to no therapeutic care, sometimes for several weeks at a time before they are transferred to inpatient care, or their condition stabilizes enough for them to be discharged into the community. In February 2020, a man …


No-One Receives Psychiatric Treatment In A Squad Car, Judy A. Clausen, Joanmarie Davoli Jul 2022

No-One Receives Psychiatric Treatment In A Squad Car, Judy A. Clausen, Joanmarie Davoli

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Patient Decision Aids Improve Patient Safety And Reduce Medical Liability Risk, Thaddeus Mason Pope Mar 2022

Patient Decision Aids Improve Patient Safety And Reduce Medical Liability Risk, Thaddeus Mason Pope

Maine Law Review

Tort-based doctrines of informed consent have utterly failed to assure that patients understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the healthcare they receive. Fifty years of experience with the doctrine of informed consent have shown it to be an abject catastrophe. Most patients lack an even minimal understanding of their treatment options. But there is hope. Substantial evidence shows that patient decision aids (PDAs) and shared decision making can bridge the gap between the theory and practice of informed consent. These evidence-based educational tools empower patients to make decisions with significantly more knowledge and less decisional conflict than clinician-patient discussions …


Genetic Villains, Alexandra L. Foulkes Jan 2021

Genetic Villains, Alexandra L. Foulkes

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Regulation Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) In South Carolina, What Is Happening And What Needs To Change, Anna C. Smith Jul 2019

The Regulation Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (Cam) In South Carolina, What Is Happening And What Needs To Change, Anna C. Smith

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Changing The Paradigm Of Advance Directives To Avoid Prolonged Dementia, Norman L. Cantor Apr 2017

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.


Correctional Discharge Planning & The Missing Linkages, D'Andre D. Lampkin Apr 2016

Correctional Discharge Planning & The Missing Linkages, D'Andre D. Lampkin

D'Andre Devon Lampkin

This research project explores correctional rehabilitation and disconnects between correctional facilities and linkage to follow up mental health treatment. One of the components to releasing inmates is providing them with services that help reintroduce them into society. For the mentally ill, linkage to mental health services after spending any amount of time in a correctional facility is heavily dependent on follow through by the former inmate and the expediency and capacity of the mental health departments’ outpatient facilities within the community the former inmate is released into.


What We Know And Need To Know About Medical-Legal Partnership, Bharath Krishnamurthy, Sharena Hagins, Ellen Lawton, Megan Sandel Jan 2016

What We Know And Need To Know About Medical-Legal Partnership, Bharath Krishnamurthy, Sharena Hagins, Ellen Lawton, Megan Sandel

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned By An Interdisciplinary Research Team Evaluating Medical-Legal Partnership With The Department Of Veterans Affairs, Margaret Middleton, Jack Tsai, Robert Rosenheck Jan 2016

Lessons Learned By An Interdisciplinary Research Team Evaluating Medical-Legal Partnership With The Department Of Veterans Affairs, Margaret Middleton, Jack Tsai, Robert Rosenheck

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


What We Know And Need To Know About Disruptive Innovation, Raymond H. Brescia Jan 2016

What We Know And Need To Know About Disruptive Innovation, Raymond H. Brescia

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Agonizing Identity In Mental Health Law And Policy (Part I), Sheila Wildeman Jan 2016

Agonizing Identity In Mental Health Law And Policy (Part I), Sheila Wildeman

Articles, Book Chapters, & Popular Press

In this two-part paper, the author explores the significance of identity in mental health law and policy. In this as in other socio-legal domains, identity functions to consolidate dissent as well as to effect social control. The author asks: where do legal experts stand in relation to the identity categories that run so deep in this area of law and policy? More broadly, she asks: is “mental health” working on us — on the mental health disabled, legal scholars, all of us — in ways that are impairing our capacity for social justice? In the first part of the paper, …


Agonizing Identity In Mental Health Law And Policy (Part Ii): A Political Taxonomy Of Psychiatric Subjectification, Sheila Wildeman Jan 2016

Agonizing Identity In Mental Health Law And Policy (Part Ii): A Political Taxonomy Of Psychiatric Subjectification, Sheila Wildeman

Articles, Book Chapters, & Popular Press

This is the second part of a two-part essay exploring the function of identity in mental health law and policy, or more broadly, the function of identity in the politics of mental health. Part one began with the Foucauldian exhortation to undertake a “critical ontology of ourselves,” and adopted the methodology of autoethnography to explore the construction or constructedness of the author’s identity as an expert working in the area of mental health law and policy. That part concluded with a gesture of resistance to identification on one or the other side of the mental health/ illness divide (the divide …


Can Dna Be Speech?, Jorge R. Roig Dec 2015

Can Dna Be Speech?, Jorge R. Roig

Jorge R Roig

DNA is generally regarded as the basic building block of life itself. In the most fundamental sense, DNA is nothing more than a chemical compound, albeit a very complex and peculiar one. DNA is an information-carrying molecule. The specific sequence of base pairs contained in a DNA molecule carries with it genetic information, and encodes for the creation of particular proteins. When taken as a whole, the DNA contained in a single human cell is a complete blueprint and instruction manual for the creation of that human being.
In this article we discuss myriad current and developing ways in which …


Admissibility Of Scientific Evidence Under Daubert: The Fatal Flaws Of ‘Falsifiability’ And ‘Falsification’, Barbara P. Billauer Esq Dec 2015

Admissibility Of Scientific Evidence Under Daubert: The Fatal Flaws Of ‘Falsifiability’ And ‘Falsification’, Barbara P. Billauer Esq

barbara p billauer esq

Abstract: The Daubert mantra demands that judges, acting as gatekeepers, prevent para, pseudo or ‘bad’ science from infiltrating the courtroom. To do so, the Judges must first determine what “science” is? And then, what ‘good science’ is? It is submitted that Daubert is seriously polluted with the notions of Karl Popper who sets ‘falsifiability’ and ‘falsification’ as the demarcation line for that determination. This inapt philosophy has intractably infected case law, leading to bad decisions immortalized as stare decisis. Among other problems, is the intolerance of Popper’s system for multiple causation, a key component of toxic- torts. Thus, the primary …


Gandhi’S Prophecy: Corporate Violence And A Mindful Law For Bhopal, Nehal A. Patel Dec 2015

Gandhi’S Prophecy: Corporate Violence And A Mindful Law For Bhopal, Nehal A. Patel

Nehal A. Patel

AbstractOver thirty years have passed since the Bhopal chemical disaster began,and in that time scholars of corporate social responsibility (CSR) havediscussed and debated several frameworks for improving corporate responseto social and environmental problems. However, CSR discourse rarelydelves into the fundamental architecture of legal thought that oftenbuttresses corporate dominance in the global economy. Moreover, CSRdiscourse does little to challenge the ontological and epistemologicalassumptions that form the foundation for modern economics and the role ofcorporations in the world.I explore methods of transforming CSR by employing the thought ofMohandas Gandhi. I pay particular attention to Gandhi’s critique ofindustrialization and principle of swadeshi (self-sufficiency) …


Using Inhalants To Obtain A Cheap High Is No Laughing Matter In Medical /Legal Circles, Samuel D. Hodge Jr. Nov 2015

Using Inhalants To Obtain A Cheap High Is No Laughing Matter In Medical /Legal Circles, Samuel D. Hodge Jr.

Samuel D. Hodge Jr.

Much attention has been devoted to the ill effects of drug and alcohol abuse. However, there is an equally disturbing trend of people using household or industrial products to obtain a “quick high” by inhaling the fumes from these items. These gases seem innocuous but when inhaled, they can be more dangerous than street drugs with life altering consequences. The abuse of inhalants is not a problem limited to a specific segment of the population. Rather, it is a widespread issue that has no economic, social or age related boundaries. Thirty-seven states have enacted statutes concerning inhalant abuse. A few …


The Treatment For Malpractice – Physician, Enhance Thyself: The Impact Of Neuroenhancements For Medical Malpractice, Harvey L. Fiser Aug 2015

The Treatment For Malpractice – Physician, Enhance Thyself: The Impact Of Neuroenhancements For Medical Malpractice, Harvey L. Fiser

Harvey L. Fiser

Coming to a hospital near you, the medically enhanced doctor - a doctor who thinks faster, is better with short and long term memory, is calmer during surgery, can work double shifts with little cognitive fatigue, and one day may have the memories of years of experience without actually having had them. With the expanded use of cognitive enhancing pharmaceuticals such as Adderall, Provigil, and more on the way, we are already seeing changes in education and the corporate world. From reaching a “normal” status for a person with an ADHD diagnosis to creating the “supernormal” employee with cognitive enhancers, …


The Treatment For Malpractice – Physician, Enhance Thyself: The Impact Of Neuroenhancements For Medical Malpractice, Harvey L. Fiser Aug 2015

The Treatment For Malpractice – Physician, Enhance Thyself: The Impact Of Neuroenhancements For Medical Malpractice, Harvey L. Fiser

Harvey L. Fiser

No abstract provided.


Casey And The First Amendment: Revisiting An Old Case To Resolve A New Compelled Speech Controversy, Scott W. Gaylord Jul 2015

Casey And The First Amendment: Revisiting An Old Case To Resolve A New Compelled Speech Controversy, Scott W. Gaylord

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


Human Dignity As A Normative Standard Or As A Value In Global Health Care Decisionmaking?, George P. Smith Mar 2015

Human Dignity As A Normative Standard Or As A Value In Global Health Care Decisionmaking?, George P. Smith

George P Smith

Abstract

Dignity is seen commonly as an ethical obligation owed to human persons. The dimensions of this obligation, in today’s post secular society, are—however—subject to wide discussion and debate; for, the term, human dignity, and its preservation, defies universal agreement. Yet its preservation, together with the prevention of indignity, is a guiding principle or at least a vector of force in a wide range of issues ranging from embryo research and assisted reproduction to biomedical enhancement, and the care of the disable and to the dying. In clinical medicine, safeguarding the dignity of the patient is a core responsibility of …


The "Uberization" Of Healthcare: The Forthcoming Legal Storm Over Mobile Health Technology's Impact On The Medical Profession, Fazal Khan Mar 2015

The "Uberization" Of Healthcare: The Forthcoming Legal Storm Over Mobile Health Technology's Impact On The Medical Profession, Fazal Khan

Fazal Khan

The nascent field of mobile health technology is still very small but is predicted to grow exponentially as major technology companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, and even Facebook have announced mobile health initiatives alongside influential healthcare provider networks. Given the highly regulated nature of healthcare, significant legal barriers stand in the way of mobile health’s potential ascension. I contend that the most difficult legal challenges facing this industry will be restrictive professional licensing and scope of practice laws. The primary reason is that mobile health threatens to disrupt historical power dynamics within the healthcare profession that have legally enshrined …


Dumping Daubert, Popping Popper And Falsifying Falsifiability: A Re-Assessment Of First Principles, Barbara P. Billauer Esq Feb 2015

Dumping Daubert, Popping Popper And Falsifying Falsifiability: A Re-Assessment Of First Principles, Barbara P. Billauer Esq

barbara p billauer esq

Abstract: The Daubert mantra demands that judges, acting as gatekeepers, prevent para, pseudo or bad science from infiltrating the courtroom. To do so, the Judges must first determine what is ‘science’ and what is ‘good science.’ It is submitted that Daubert is deeply polluted with the notions of Karl Popper who sets ‘falsifiability’ and ‘falsification’ as the demarcation line for that determination. This philosophy has intractably infected case law, leading to bad decisions immortalized as stare decisis, and an unworkable system of decision-making, which negatively impacts litigant expectations. Among other problems is the intolerance of Popper’s system for multiple causation, …


A Guide To The Independent Medical Examination, Samuel D. Hodge Jr. Jan 2015

A Guide To The Independent Medical Examination, Samuel D. Hodge Jr.

Samuel D. Hodge Jr.

Independent medical examinations (IMEs) are physicals conducted at the request of a third party. An example is the physical examination of a workers’ compensation claimant or life insurance applicant, but IMEs are common in bodily injury claims. These examinations are very important since they can help decide whether a claimant is entitled to compensation or qualifies for life insurance or a job. Most defense attorneys have relied on medical reports and expert testimony from an independent medical examiner but little is known about the limitations or parameters of this assessment. In fact, there are a multitude of legal issues surrounding …


Hitting A Home Run In Your Writing, David Spratt Jan 2015

Hitting A Home Run In Your Writing, David Spratt

Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals

No abstract provided.


Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse Concerns In Context: Synchronizing Policy Solutions To Multiple Public Health Problems, Kelly Dineen Jan 2015

Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse Concerns In Context: Synchronizing Policy Solutions To Multiple Public Health Problems, Kelly Dineen

Kelly Dineen

No abstract provided.


Please Provide The Entire Electronic Medical Record, Jonathan H. Lomurro Esq. Llm Aug 2014

Please Provide The Entire Electronic Medical Record, Jonathan H. Lomurro Esq. Llm

Jonathan H. Lomurro Esq. LLM

No abstract provided.


Phantom Damages And The Collateral Source Rule: How Recent Hyperinflamation In Medical Costs Disturbs South Carolina's Application Of The Collateral Source Rule, Todd R. Lyle Jul 2014

Phantom Damages And The Collateral Source Rule: How Recent Hyperinflamation In Medical Costs Disturbs South Carolina's Application Of The Collateral Source Rule, Todd R. Lyle

South Carolina Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Continuing Battle Of Fda Regulation Of Dietary Supplements And Their Adverse Affect On Young Adults And Other Individuals, Andrew Bernard Jaffe Jun 2014

The Continuing Battle Of Fda Regulation Of Dietary Supplements And Their Adverse Affect On Young Adults And Other Individuals, Andrew Bernard Jaffe

Andrew Bernard Jaffe

THE CONTINUING BATTLE OF FDA REGULATION OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND THEIR ADVERSE AFFECT ON YOUNG ADULTS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS

Abstract

Ever since the enactment of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has struggled to regulate dietary supplements. This is due to the definition of dietary supplements as foods in the act. This gives supplement manufacturers greater loopholes when introducing supplements on the market. The FDA’s inability to regulate dietary supplements efficiently has been present for decades. Multiple battles are still occurring today which is proven to have an adverse effect …


Transformations In Health Law Practice: The Interections Of Changes In Healthcare And Legal Workplaces, Louise G. Trubek, Barbara J. Zabawa, Paula Galowitz May 2014

Transformations In Health Law Practice: The Interections Of Changes In Healthcare And Legal Workplaces, Louise G. Trubek, Barbara J. Zabawa, Paula Galowitz

Louise G Trubek

The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act is propelling transformations in health care. The transformations include integration of clinics and hospitals, value based care, patient centeredness, transparency, computerized business models and universal coverage. These shifts are influencing the practice of health law, a vibrant specialty field considered a “hot” area for new lawyers. The paper examines how the transformations in health care are intersecting with ongoing trends in law practice: increase in in-house positions, collaboration between medical and legal professionals, and the continued search for increased access to legal representation for ordinary people. Three health law workplace sites …