By Fay Blix, CELA, CAP, and Susan W. Tolle, MD
This article presents scenarios in which medical doctors work with patients and their families throughout the course of an illness to ensure quality care for patients and implementation of their end-of-life treatment preferences. The article also ill
By Professor Sharona Hoffman
This article describes and assesses POLST. Focusing on patient autonomy, the article analyzes POLST benefits and risks. In addition, it surveys the laws and regulations that govern POLST.
By Miriam H. Markfield, Esq.
Elder and special needs law attorneys, who represent the interests of clients vulnerable to eugenic rhetoric and policy, are in a unique position to identify and combat eugenic threats to people with disabilities. Understanding the history of the Ame
By Reviewed by Elle Tauer
When it comes to death and dying, perceptions are shaped by culture, and in The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying Eve Joseph takes us on a lyrical journey of historic and contemporary interpretations of the process. An easy read, this book is a
By Reviewed by Shelley D. Coelho, Esq.
The author, who professes to be “aged between eighty and one hundred,” prefers to deal with disposing of her belongings herself, instead of placing the burden on her family after her death. This book is relevant to elder law attorneys because we ofte
By Reviewed by Kathleen Martin, CELA
This is a short book, jam-packed with important information that elder law attorneys wish everyone — individuals, caregivers, and caregivers-to-be — would pay attention to. The information is delivered in a humorous way, with a light hand, grounded i
By David M. Goldfarb, Esq.
On March 27, 2019, the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia struck down, for a second time, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) (re-)approval of a Section 1115 Medicaid waiver in Kentucky that imposed work requirements,
By Charles P. Golbert
What can the King of Horror teach attorneys about writing? A lot, it turns out.
By Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq.
On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark on writ of certiorari from the Kentucky Supreme Court. The Kentucky Supreme Court found that an arbitration agreement executed by a principal’s
By Professor Leigh Melton, JD, Amanda Bird, JD, and Lauren Ritter, JD
In September 2014, after fainting in her bathroom, 76-year-old Caroline Giada suffered a severe injury, was rushed to an emergency room, and was placed under “observation status” while medical staff conducted various tests to diagnose her injury.