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A Conversation About End-of-Life Decisionmaking

NYSBA Health Law Journal Vol. 14, No. 2, 2009

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-05

20 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010  

Alicia R. Ouellette

Albany Law School

Timothy Quill

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robert Swidler

St. Peter's Health Partners

Thaddeus Mason Pope

Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center; Saint Georges University; Alden March Bioethics Institute

Nancy Dubler

Montefiore Medical Center - Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine

Date Written: January 8, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ouellette, Alicia R. and Quill, Timothy and Swidler, Robert and Pope, Thaddeus Mason and Dubler, Nancy, A Conversation About End-of-Life Decisionmaking (January 8, 2010). NYSBA Health Law Journal Vol. 14, No. 2, 2009; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1533517

Alicia R. Ouellette

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

Timothy Quill

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robert Swidler

St. Peter's Health Partners ( email )

315 S. Manning Blvd
Albany, NY 12208
United States

HOME PAGE: http://sphp.com

Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

875 Summit Avenue
Room 320
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States
651-695-7661 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.thaddeuspope.com

Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

Saint Georges University ( email )

West Indies
Grenada

HOME PAGE: http://www.thaddeuspope.com

Alden March Bioethics Institute ( email )

47 New Scotland Ave
MC 153
Albany, NY 12208
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.thaddeuspope.com

Nancy Dubler

Montefiore Medical Center - Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine ( email )

111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
United States

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