ORDER NOW & RECEIVE 30% OFF: Nudging Health:

Johns Hopkins University Press, October 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), eds.

Abstract of the Introduction: 

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This introductory chapter to the edited volume Nudging Health:...

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Harvard Medical School 2017 Bioethics Conference: The Ethics of "Making Babies"

Friday, April 07, 2017
Conferences
2016-2017

The use of assisted reproductive technologies raises far-reaching ethical and legal implications, ye...

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Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Boston Globe, December 6, 2016
by Jonathan Salzman and Jenn Abelson

From the article

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A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from o...

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Call for Abstracts: The Ethics of “Making Babies”
Harvard Medical School

Deadline: January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM

The use of assisted reproductive technologies raises far-reaching ethical and legal implications, ye...

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Conflict of interest for NFL doctors to report to teams: Harvard study

Reuters, November 17, 2016
by Scott Malone, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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The doctors who patrol the sidelines of NFL games to assess whether injured playe...

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Harvard study: NFL should end doctor-team relationships

Sports Illustrated, November 17, 2016
by Scooby Axson, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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A study conducted by Harvard Law School recommended that any medical pe...

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Harvard study on NFL player safety calls for outside doctors

Seattle Times, November 17, 2016
by Jimmy Golen, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game sh...

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Harvard Study on NFL Player Safety Calls for Outside Doctors

ABC News, November 17, 2016
by Jimmy Golen, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Doctors who decide whether an NFL player is healthy enough to go into the game sh...

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Harvard Releases Player Health Recommendations That The NFL Will Likely Ignore

Deadspin, November 17, 2016
by Lindsey Adler, quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Harvard University wants the NFL, the NFLPA, and everyone complicit in the NFL in...

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Study: NFL should break ties between doctors, teams

ESPN, November 17, 2016
by Quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Medical personnel caring for NFL players should no longer report to team manageme...

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NFL doctors should not report to teams, Harvard study recommends

Washington Post, November 17, 2016
by Rick Maese, quoting new report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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A new report from Harvard Law School proposes drastic changes in the way health c...

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When NFL Calls the Doctor

Boston Globe, November 17, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), and Christopher R. Deubert (Senior Law & Ethics Associate)

>The Boston Globe limits non-subscribers to five free articles per month. Harvard affiliates may view... Read More

NFL doctors’ conflicts of interest could endanger players, report says

STAT, November 17, 2016
by Ike Swetlitz, quoting report by Petrie-Flom affiliates Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch

From the article

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Doctors that work for professional football teams have conflicts of interest that...

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Proposed Rule Lifting 16-Hour Shift Limit For First-Year Doctors Sparks Fiery Outcry

Kaiser Health News, November 7, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization

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The Ac...

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Going to the Emergency Room Without Leaving the Living Room

New York Times, November 4, 2016
by Paula Span

[...] What the programs share are the additional training, a team approach and an emphasis on preven...

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Religion, Medicine, and Law: Can Current Conflicts Be Healed?

Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, November 3, 2016, 4:30 - 6pm

2016 George W. Gay Lectur

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Social Media Use in Research Recruitment:

Petrie-Flom Center / Harvard Catalyst, September 21, 2016
by Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

>Cross-posted at the Petrie-Flom Center's blog ;Bill of Health

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Imagine this scenario: you a...

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PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Neel Shah

Petrie-Flom Center, September 8, 2016

>Dr. Neel Shah was a Student Fellow for the 2007-2008 academic year, while in his third year at Harva...

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From Medical Experimentation to Non-Medical Experimentation:

Charles Fried, Medical Experimentation: Personal Integrity and Social Policy, New Edition (Oxford University Press), May 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and D. James Greiner

First published in 1974, Charles Fried's ;Medical Experimentation ;is a classic statemen...

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The Patient-Physician Relationship

American Medical Association

This is a report by the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs...

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Legal Issues for Physicians

The American Medical Association

This section of the American Medical Association website addresses some basic legal issues that ofte...

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When Is a Patient-Physician Relationship Established?

AMA Virtual Mentor
by Valerie Blake

A list of key cases that have helped define the physician-patient relationship generally, as well as...

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Public Health Law Map: The Physician-Patient Relationship

LSU Law Center

This site includes information about physician duties to their patients and how those duties can be...

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Legal Issues in Health Care: The Physician-Patient Relationship

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

A basic primer on the doctor-patient relationship, including creation, duties, and termination.

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Four Models of the Physician-Patient Relationship

JAMA
by Ezekiel J. Emanuel & Linda L. Emanuel

This article outlines four models to conceptualize the basic relationship between physician and pati...

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Patients and Doctors: The Evolution of a Relationship

New England Journal of Medicine
by Robert Truog

This article outlines issues in the evolving doctor-patient relationship with respect to clinical ca...

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Medical Ethics Manual – Physicians and Patients

World Medical Association

Ethics manual introducing some of the key issues faced by physicians in their daily practice.

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Untangling the Web — Patients, Doctors, and the Internet

New England Journal of Medicine, March 2010
by Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman

Describes changes in the doctor-patient relationship that have arisen in the Internet age.

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ReSourcing Big Data

Harvard Catalyst, March 2015

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Houston doctor sued for trading prescriptions for sex

Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2014
by St. John Barned-Smith, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Legal experts who specialize in medical ethics said the allegations and actions captured on fi...

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Some Insurance Companies Ask Their Customers to Cross the Border for Care:

New Republic, July 7, 2014
by Adam Teicholz and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new piece in ;New Republic ;on the practic...

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What Ethicists Should Know about the Law

Harvard Medical School, June 19, 2014
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

On Thursday, June 19, Petrie-Flom Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch will speak on "What...

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Doctors pushed to reject role in executions

"The Rachel Maddow Show," MSNBC, June 17, 2014
by Rachel Maddow, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohen appeared on ;The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss hi...

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Direct-to-Patient Laboratory Test Reporting:

JAMA, June 16, 2014
by Michael J. Young, MPhil (Petrie-Flom Student Fellow); Ethan Scheinberg, BTL; Harold Bursztajn, MD

In February 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a landmark ruling allowin...

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Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules

LA Times, May 21, 2014
by Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Seth Klamann, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] A group of legal experts called the Death Penalty Committee of the Constitution Project recent...

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Harvard Clinical Bioethics Course
Harvard Medical School

Deadline: June 17, 2014

Petrie-Flom Executive Director ;Holly Fernandez Lync;will speak on Thursday, June 19, on "...

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Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection

JAMA, May 19, 2014
by Robert D. Truog, MD; I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director); Mark A. Rockoff, MD

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has coauthored a new opinion piece now available through...

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An Empirical Method for Materiality:

American Journal of Law and Medicine, Forthcoming, 2014
by Roy G. Spece Jr., David V. Yokum, Andrea-Gale Okoro, and Christopher T. Robertson (Petrie-Flom Affiliated Faculty; Former Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow)

>Abstract: ;The law has long been concerned with the agency problems that arise when advisors, su... Read More

Conflicts in Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise

MIT Press
by Holly Fernandez Lynch

This book analyzes the issues surrounding conscience clauses in the health care setting and proposes...

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Legal Briefing: Conscience Clauses and Conscientious Refusal

Journal of Clinical Ethics
by Thaddeus Mason Pope

This article gives an overview of legal developments pertaining to conscientious objection in health...

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Conscience Clauses, Health Care Providers, and Parents

The Hastings Center
by Nancy Berlinger

This chapter outlines some key issues that arise when health care providers and parents lodge consci...

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Conscientious Objection in Medicine

BMJ
by Julian Savelescu

This article outlines several arguments for and against permitting conscientious objection by medica...

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Religion, Conscience, and Controversial Clinical Practices

NEJM
by Farr A. Curlin et al.

This article summarizes a study of physicians’ views on conscientious objection in the United...

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Women’s Preventive Services Coverage and Non-Profit Religious Organizations

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

This website provides information about contraceptives coverage under the Affordable Care Act, as we...

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Legal Issues in Health Care: The Physician-Patient Relationship

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

A basic primer on the doctor-patient relationship, including creation, duties, and termination.

... Read More

HLS Event Opens Dialogue on Role of Race in Healthcare

The Harvard Crimson, Sept. 18, 2013
by Andrew Ma

Harvard Crimson coverage of the Petrie-Flom Center's September 17, 2013, panel discussion,...

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Patient Discrimination against Medical Personnel

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 3019, Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA
Watch Event Recordings

We don't stand for doctors discriminating against patients on the basis of race, but what about...

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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care

Friday, February 27, 2009
Lectures and Panels
2008-2009
Watch Event Recordings

On the occasion of publication of a new book on physician conscience clauses written by Holly F...

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