​As GOP Takes Aim At Medicaid, A Growing Chorus Rises To Sing Its Praises

Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2017

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


The fe...

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Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal

BBC News, June 27, 2017

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill...

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Charlie Gard: European Court orders life support to continue

BBC News, June 19, 2017

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard must continue to receive life support until judges make a ruling on...

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Aid-In-Dying Requires More Than Just A Law, Californians Find

NPR, June 8, 2017
by Stephanie O'Neill

[...] In the year since California's End of Life Option Act took effect on June 9...

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Advanced and end of life care: cautionary suggestions

Journal of Medical Ethics, February 7, 2017 (online)
by Frances Kamm (former Senior Fellow)



This article considers some clinical and population level approaches to advanced care of...

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Traveling for Assisted Suicide

In Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life (Michael J. Cholbi, ed.), Praeger, 2017 (forthcoming)
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanas...

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Health Law Workshop: Frances Kamm

Monday, November 28, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation title: “Advanced and End of Life Care: Cautionary Suggestions&rdquo


This paper...

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Health Law Workshop: Trudo Lemmens

Monday, November 07, 2016 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Presentation: "While Canada Ventures into Legalized Medical Assistance in Dying, What Can It Learn f... Read More

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


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


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Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes

Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2016
by Deborah Blackwell, reviewing lecture by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On September 13, 2016, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen delivered a lecture at the Harvar...

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Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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Bioethics and the Law of Reproductive Technology and Genetics

Harvard Ed Portal, Allston, MA, September 13, 2016

Genetic enhancements. Reproductive technologies. Animal-human hybrids. Through new technologies and...

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Petrie-Flom & Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Launch Project on Advanced Care & Health Policy

Petrie-Flom Center, March 28, 2016

>The Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy will foster development of improved models of care fo... Read More

Existential Suffering and Cura Personalis: Dilemmas at the End-of-Life

CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2015-3, July 1, 2015
by George P. Smith II (past Visiting Scholar)

; Existential, or non-somatic suffering, is often associ... Read More

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Medical tourism is a growing, multi-billi...

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

>Couldn't make it in person? Check out the individual sessions in the videos linked above and&nbs... Read More

Law Professor Discusses Medical Tourism

Harvard Crimson, November 20, 2014
by Katherine H. Scott, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When most people hear the word “tourism,” they immediately think of flocking to the sand...

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Beyond Brittany: Assisted Suicides Happen in Every State, Insiders Say

NBC News, October 18, 2014
by Bill Briggs, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 


[...] Indeed, one of the three choices for terminally ill Americans seeking...

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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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Tulsa Law Review special issue honoring Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge

Tulsa Law Review Vol. 49, Issue 3, 2013
by Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and others

A symposium honoring the work of Petrie-Flom Founding Faculty Director ;Einer Elhauge has been p...

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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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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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Gallantly fighting windmills? Complexity of a 21st century challenge

The Lancet: Neurology, Vol. 13, Issue 5, May 2014
by Robin Pierce (Senior Law and Ethics Associate)

Conundrum presents an intriguing picture of the state of Alzheimer's research and its abund...

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Now Available: Bioethical Prescriptions

Oxford University Press, 2013
by Frances Kamm

>Bioethical Prescriptions collects Frances M. Kamm's articles on bioethics, which have... Read More

A Debate on Human Dignity and Bioethics

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Lectures and Panels
Watch Event Recordings

With the advance of medical technologies and the increasing power over life and death that they affo...

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