Friday, February 17, 2012

Call for proposals: HONORING PATIENTS’ TREATMENT CHOICES AT THE END OF LIFE: NEW TOOLS, NEW CHALLENGES, NEW LIMITS

The Health Law Institute at Hamline University School of Law and the Hamline Law Review seek proposals for presentations and papers for our fall Symposium. Our Symposium will examine the problems and solutions to issues currently arising at the intersection of medical law and end-of-life care. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Legal and medical issues concerning the use of POLST orders, especially in Minnesota;
  • Legal issues involved in end-of-life planning, including advance directives, health care proxies, DNR orders, living wills and the initiation and cessation of artificial support systems (such as artificial nutrition and hydration);
  • A view of the decision-making process in end-of-life cases from the perspective of the parent, the family and the medical provider;
  • Role of lawyers, guardians ad-litem and the courts in end-of-life cases;
  • Applicable legal and medical standards in end-of-life cases;
  • Ethical issues related to the roles of attorneys, medical providers and family members in end-of-life decision-making; and
  • Any other related topics.

 

Anyone interested in speaking at the Symposium and/or publishing in the Hamline Law Review's Symposium issue should submit a CV and a 500-word abstract to       

healthlawsym2012@hamline.edu by March 30th, 2012.

A committee will review the abstracts and will invite applicants to speak at the symposium and/or publish in the Hamline Law Review. The committee will base invitations on the relevancy, quality and originality of the abstract. Potential symposium speakers include both scholars and practitioners.

Symposium participants will be provided with travel and accommodation expenses, as well as a modest stipend.

For questions, please contact Health Law Institute Director and Hamline Law Professor Thaddeus Pope at tpope@hamline.edu. 

 

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