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    Multiple Listing for Organ Transplantation: Autonomy Unbounded
    Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2 (1): 43-59. 1992.
    Recently, debate about the distribution of scarce organs for transplantation has focused on whether patients should have the right to place themselves on waiting lists at several transplant centers, thereby gaining an advantage over other potential recipients. This article explores the social and ethical issues raised by multiple listing, contrasting policies adopted at the national level with those implemented in New York State. It concludes by examining the implications of the debate for broad…Read more
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    Center Stage on the Patient Protection Agenda: Grievance and Appeal Rights
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 26 (2): 89-99. 1998.
    Responding to mounting public concern about the shift to managed care, legislation to grant patient protections has dominated the health policy agenda over the past two years. Although some policies, such as laws on maternity length of stay, can be easily dismissed as “body part by body part” micromanagement of medical practice, other initiatives offer substantive, new rights to patients across the spectrum of care. At both the state and the federal levels, the right of enrollees to appeal a den…Read more
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    Net Effect: Professional and Ethical Challenges of Medicine Online
    with Arthur R. Derse
    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17 (4): 453-464. 2008.
    From computerized medical records to databases of pharmacological interactions and automated provisional EKG readings, the emergence of information technology has significantly altered the practice of medicine. Information technology has been widely used to enhance diagnosis and treatment and to improve communication between providers. The advent of the Internet also brings far-reaching implications for patient–physician communication, challenging physicians, patients, and policymakers to consid…Read more
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    Stemming the Tide: Assisted Suicide and the Constitution
    with Carl H. Coleman
    Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 23 (4): 389-397. 1995.
    On November 8, 1994, Oregon became the first state in the nation to legalize assisted suicide. Passage of Proposition 16 was a milestone in the campaign to make assisted suicide a legal option. The culmination of years of effort, the Oregon vote followed on the heels of failed referenda in California and Washington, and other unsuccessful attempts to enact state laws guaranteeing the right to suicide assistance. Indeed, in 1993, four states passed laws strengthening or clarifying their ban again…Read more