NAELA Journal Volume 11 Issue 2

Journal Overview: How Advances in Genetic Testing and Medicine Impact Elder Law

By  Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
Elder Law and Special Needs Planning attorneys are often asked to counsel clients and family members about dilemmas that lie at the intersection of law and medicine. This issue of NAELA Journal focuses on bioethics, particularly genetic testing and c

Genetic Testing and Counseling Primer for Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Attorneys

By  Gregory Wilcox, CELA, and Rachel Koff, MS
As Elder Law attorneys know, it is common to receive the following response when introducing themselves as Elder Law attorneys: “Oh, uh huh … what’s that?” However, over the past decade, this response has increasingly come to be replaced with the fol

Cracking the DNA Code: Genetic Testing Case Examples of Interest

By  Kelli Swan, MS, and Jaellah S. Thalberg, MS
In this article, which is intended to supplement the article in this issue written by Wilcox and Koff, five fictional case examples illustrate the value of genetic information in our lives and highlight certain issues that may be of interest to Elder

How Perfect Facts Failed to Satisfy the Social Security Administration or the Federal Courts

By  Ron M. Landsman, Esq., CAP
This article is intended to provide an after-action report by a tangential participant with a long view of the “action.”

Book Review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

By  William J. Brisk, CELA
Should patients who are suffering the agonizing consequences of horrific illness forego lifesaving treatments to live their remaining days as authentically as possible?

Book Review: Death, American Style: A Cultural History of Dying in America

By  Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
Elder law attorneys are often called upon to assist clients with the myriad issues arising from a loved one’s death.

Fall 2015


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