The Health Law Blog is authored by Tom Mayo, Director of Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility (SMU), an associate professor at SMU Dedman School of Law, an adjunct Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT-Southwester Medical School, and Of Counsel at Haynes and Boone, LLP.
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Hooray to the Dallas Morning News for its week-long series on health care and the systemic issues that have contributed to the crisis we are now in. Free registration may be required to view all of these articles. . . .Sun., 9/27: High prices, red tape fuel popular Dallas doctor's move to Temple...
This is quite a remarkable series of articles on end-of-life care and in particular palliative care at Baylor University Medical Center. Short of watching the amazing 6-hour documentary by Frederick Wiseman ("Near Death"), this is as close as most of us will get to the true in-hospital experience...
I know it will not come as a surprise that the house organ for American capitalism thinks a market for buying and selling human organs would produce a better system than the one we have now (100,000 patients on waiting lists, four times as many as were on lists when the current system was enacted...
First, it was Donum Vitae (The Gift of Life) in 1987, followed by Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) in 1995. Now the Vatican has given us its third major pronouncement on bioethics in over 2 decades with Dignitas Personae (The Dignity of the Person), released today. The instruction was issued...
Interesting multi-media report in today's on-line WSJ ("Pursuing Charitable Mission Leaves a Hospital Struggling" (may require subscription)) about the financial pressures on nonprofit Mt. Sinai. Here's the video:
From Mary Holland at NYU comes notice of this lecture:THE VACCINE-AUTISM DEBATE:WHY WON'T IT GO AWAY?David Kirby, AuthorEvidence of Harm - Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical ControversyThursday, June 26, 20086:30 - 9:00 PMNYU School of Law 40 Washington Square South,Vanderbilt...
Marc Rodwin, one of the most innovative and consistently interesting health law scholars around, has published (with others) in the May/June issue of Health Affairs a very useful study of med mal premiums in Massachusetts (described as "a high-risk state") over the 30-year period of 1975-2005....