Thursday, June 16, 2011

AALS Aging and the Law Listserv June 16, 2011

Film “How to Die in Oregon” on HBO this month. http://www.hbo.com/#/schedule/detail/focusId/706689?startTime=2011-06-16T04:15:52Z&cmpid=ABC464. The movie is about Oregon’s Death with Dignity law - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1715802/

For a critical commentary on the movie, see: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/how-to-die-in-oregon--or-how-to-sidestep-hard-questions/2011/05/27/AGJJPiCH_blog.html. For another review, see: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/movies/25sundance.html

ABA Live Webinar and Teleconference on June 28, 2011 - Ethical Issues in Elder Law: Getting It Right

https://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t11eeg1.html

Listserv Items:

1.           The MetLife Study of Elder Financial Abuse: http://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/2011/mmi-elder-financial-abuse.pdf

2.           Opening Statement of Senator Herb Kohl Special Committee on Aging Hearing – “Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation”: http://aging.senate.gov/events/hr230hk.pdf

3.           Pamphlet - Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse: http://www.aba.com/aba/documents/statementstuffersamples/ElderAbuse.pdf

4.           Forgetfulness About Paperwork, Medicines Might Herald Cognitive Decline: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=653566

5.           Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's in Diabetics: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=653531

6.           Law on End-of-Life Care Rankles Doctors: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/health/07brody.html?src=recg

7.           Escape From the Hospital Bed: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/

8.           Low-Income Americans Will Need To Regularly Work Into Their Eighties - Study: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/10/seniors-may-have-to-wait-until-their-80s_n_874867.html

9.           Mean Girls in Assisted Living: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/mean-girls-in-the-nursing-home/

10.      HIV Statistics and Targets Exclude Older People – Putting Millions of People at Risk: http://www.globalaging.org/health/world/2011/Sstaistics%20and%20targets.html

11.      When Advance Directives Are Not Honored, and How to Get Data on Medical Prices: http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-health-411-20110613,0,62844.story

Take care!

Ann

Ann Murphy

Associate Professor

Gonzaga University School of Law

(509) 313-3735

amurphy@lawschool.gonzaga.edu

WEBSITE OF THE AALS SECTION ON AGING AND THE LAW:

 http://aals.law.gonzaga.edu/

 

 

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