This seminar will examine the last three decadesí legal developments in the law governing decision making about the use of life-sustaining medical treatments. It will encompass the leading cases from Quinlan through Schiavo, examples of statutory approaches, and selected commentary. Class discussion will focus on challenges that continue to confront patients, families, health care providers and policy makers in improving end of life care. Readings will include legal cases and statutes as well as empirical research evaluating the current legal and policy framework for decision making and medical treatment at the end of life.
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