Health Law

Coronavirus and Mass Incarceration: Why Inmates Are Safer in Prison

MICHAEL CONKLIN, Powell Endowed Professor of Business Law, Angelo State University – San Angelo, Texas Anti-mass-incarceration advocates are using the coronavirus epidemic to argue for the early release of inmates.[1] Class action lawsuits on behalf of inmates include accusations of “deliberate indifference to the severe and obvious risk of rampant infection and death that COVID-19 […]

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(Implicit) Consent to Intimacy

There is convincing evidence that persons in nursing homes, even persons with dementia in its later stages, benefit physically, mentally, and emotionally from close contact with loved ones, including conversation, touch, hugs and embraces, kissing, and sex. Nevertheless, nursing homes often discourage ongoing intimate relationships because of logistical, financial, and other considerations.

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The Bitter End: Using POST to Encourage Pain Relief and Convey Patients’ End-of-Life Healthcare Wishes

Lori M. Craig J.D. Candidate, 2014, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law B.A. 1997, Indiana University – Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana. lori.m.craig@gmail.com “’For Christ’s sake, let me die in peace!’ he said. . . . ‘You know perfectly well you can do nothing to help me, so leave me alone.’ ‘We can ease your […]

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