A Conversation About End-of-Life Decisionmaking
NYSBA Health Law Journal Vol. 14, No. 2, 2009
20 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010
Date Written: January 8, 2010
In July 2009, five scholars and practitioners engaged in a two-hour conversation about current end-of-life health issues in New York state. Thaddeus Pope (Widener Law), Alicia Ouellette (Albany Law), Timothy Quill (Rochester Medicine), Robert Swidler (Northeast Health), and Nancy Dubler (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) discussed the Family Healthcare Decisions Act, medical futility, palliative care, and bioethics mediation. This article, part of a symposium issue of health law "conversations," is a substantially-edited transcript of the July 2009 conversation.
Keywords: end of life care, bioethics, mediation, medical futility, healthcare, decision making
JEL Classification: K32
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