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Dying Fast and Slow: Improving Quality of Dying and Preventing Untimely Deaths

I am delighted to be a part of the 28th Annual Health Law Symposium, on April 1, at the Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies and the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy.  

Dying Fast and Slow: Improving Quality of Dying and Preventing Untimely Deaths

This day-long conference will engage ongoing ethical and legal questions about policies and practices that hinder effective communication about dying, impact utilization and quality of services that improve dying—such as palliative care and hospice—and lead to conflict and engagement of the legal system at end of life. In addition, conference participants will address untimely death—such as accidental overdoses, suicides, and pediatric mortality—and offer policy suggestions to decrease premature death and improve quality of dying.

Other speakers include:

Kathy Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD
Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad College of Law

Thomas D. Harter, PhD  
Director, Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and Advance Care Planning, 
Gundersen Health System

Miguel Paniagua, MD, FACP
Medical Advisor, National Board of Medical Examiners;
Adjunct Associate Professor, Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania

Stacey A. Tovino, JD, PhD
Lehman Professor of Law; 
Director, UNLV Health Law Program,
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

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