Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Power of the Personal Story in Talking about Aging

Peter Strauss, Co-Director of the Elder Law Clinic at New York Law School, leads off his school's recent Law Review symposium by reminding us of a powerful early piece published in 1983 by Marion Roach.  She recounted the first moments when she realized her mother her mother "might be going mad."  She went on to explore her mother's Alzheimer's and the family's struggle in her well-regarded memoir, Another Name for Madness.

Professor Strauss' Introduction opens the symposium issue on the theme of Freedom of Choice at the End of Life: Patients' Rights in a Shifting Legal and Political Landscape.  Videos of the presentations are available here.    

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