This page organizes my over 130 publications by date. Other pages organize these publications by topic area and by publication type.
Under Review or In Progress
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: Clinical, Psychiatric, Ethical and Legal Aspects (in progress) (with Timothy Quill, Linda Ganzini, Bob Truog).
Hospice Staff Duties to Report Assisted Suicide (under review) (with David Casarett).
DIE BETTER: A LEGAL TOOLKIT (book project).
Accepted & Forthcoming
Brain Death Rejected: Expanding Legal Duties to Accommodate Religious Objections, in LAW, RELIGION, AND AMERICAN HEALTH CARE (Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2017) (proceedings from 2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference at Harvard Law).
Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Medical Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients without Healthcare Surrogates, 33 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2017).
Certified Patient Decision Aids: Solving Persistent Problems with Informed Consent Law, 45(1) JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE & ETHICS (forthcoming 2017).
Brain Death Forsaken: Growing Conflict and New Legal Challenges, 37 JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE (forthcoming 2017).
Revolutionizing Informed Consent: Empowering Patients with Certified Decision Aids, 10 THE PATIENT - PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH (forthcoming 2017) (with Daniel S. Lessler).
THE RIGHT TO DIE: THE LAW OF END-OF-LIFE DECISIONMAKING (3d ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) (with Alan Meisel & Kathy L. Cerminara) (2017 supplement).
Legal Briefing: New Penalties for Disregarding Advance Directives and DNR Orders, 28(1) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 74-81 (2017).
Procedural Due Process and Intramural Hospital Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: The Texas Advance Directives Act, 10 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF HEALTH LAW AND POLICY 93-158 (2017).
Controlling the Misuse of CPR with Certified Patient Decision Aids and POLST, 17(2) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS 35-37 (2017).
Physician Power to Declare Death by Neurologic Criteria Threatened, 26 NEUROCRITICAL CARE (2017) (with Ariane Lewis).
TRIAD VIII: Nationwide Multicenter Evaluation to Determine Whether Patient Video Testimonials Can Safely Help Ensure Appropriate Critical Versus End-of-Life Care, 13 JOURNAL OF PATIENT SAFETY (2017) (with Ferdinando L. Mirarchi et al.).
Re Physicians' Opinions About Accommodating Religiously Based Requests for Continued Life-Sustaining Treatment, 52(5) JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT e5 (2016).
Response: Reason-Giving and Medical Futility: Contrasting Legal and Social Discourse in the United States with the United Kingdom and Ontario, Canada,150(6) CHEST 1426 (2016) (with Gabriel Bosslet and Mary Baker).
Reason-Giving and Medical Futility: Contrasting Legal and Social Discourse in the United States with the United Kingdom and Ontario, Canada,150(3) CHEST 714-721 (2016) (with Gabriel Bosslet and Mary Baker).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, 6(2) NARRATIVE INQUIRY IN BIOETHICS 75-126 (2016) (symposium editor).
Introduction: Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, 6(2) NARRATIVE INQUIRY IN BIOETHICS 75-77 (2016).
Legal Briefing: Stopping Non-Beneficial Life-Sustaining Treatment without Consent, 27(3) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 254-264 (2016) (with Kristin Kemmerling).
Texas Advance Directives Act: Nearly a Model Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Intractable Medical Futility Conflicts, 16(1) QUT LAW REVIEW 22-53 (2016).
Oregon Shows that Assisted Suicide Can Work Sensibly and Fairly, 15(2) FINAL EXIT NETWORK NEWSLETTER 7 (May 2016).
Clinical Criteria for Physician Aid-in-Dying, 19(3) JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE 259-262 (2016) (with David Orentlicher & Ben Rich).
Legal Standards for BrainDeath, 13 JOURNAL OF BIOETHICAL INQUIRY 173-178 (2016).
Mandated Reporters and Compulsory Reporting Duties, 27(1) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 76-83 (2016).
Emerging Legal Issues for Providers in the US, in SHARED DECISION MAKING IN HEALTHCARE: ACHIEVING EVIDENCE-BASED PATIENT CHOICE 38-42 (Oxford University Press 2016) (with Benjamin Moulton).
Medical Futility Blog (2016) (over 300 new posts - the blog surpassed over two million pageviews, plus is republished on WestlawNext and other places).
Definition and Defense of Hard Paternalism: A Conceptual and Normative Analysis of the Restriction of Substantially Autonomous Self-Regarding Conduct, Chapter Five - A New Normative Defense of Hard Paternalism (under revision for publication, over 250 downloads and citations). SSRN link
THE RIGHT TO DIE: THE LAW OF END-OF-LIFE DECISIONMAKING (3d ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) (with Alan Meisel & Kathy L. Cerminara) (2016 supplement).
Legal Briefing: Medicare Coverage of Advance Care Planning, 26(4) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 361-367 (2015).
Medical Futility and Potentially Inappropriate Treatment, in OXFORD HANDBOOK ON DEATH AND DYING (Stuart Younger & Robert Arnold eds., Oxford University Press 2015) (with Douglas B. White).
Advance Care Planning, MINNESOTA HEALTH CARE NEWS 26-29 (Nov. 2015).
Letter from the Chair, AALS SECTION ON LAW, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH CARE NEWSLETTER 1-2 (Dec. 2015).
The Texas Advance Directives Act: Must a Death Panel Be a Star Chamber? 15 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS 42-44 (2015).
Brain Death: Legal Duties to Accommodate Religious Objections, 148(2) CHEST e69 (2015).
Health Care Reform Implementation in Minnesota: Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished: An Introduction to the Symposium, 38 HAMLINE LAW REVIEW 161-176 (2015).
Patient Rights in the ICU, in OXFORD TEXTBOOK OF CRITICAL CARE ch. 26, 113-116 (Webb, Angus, Finfer, Gattioni & Singer eds., Oxford University Press 2016) (with Douglas B. White).
Prospective Autonomy and Dementia: Ulysses Contracts for VSED, 12(3) JOURNAL OF BIOETHICAL INQUIRY (2015).
Legal Briefing: Adult Orphans and the Unbefriended: Making Medical Decisions for Unrepresented Patients without Surrogates, 26(2) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 180-188 (2015).
Statement on Futility and Goal Conflict in End-of-Life Care in ICU Medicine191(11) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY & CRITICAL CARE 1318-1330 (2015) (with ATS Ethics Committee and other external content experts).
Brain Death: Legal Obligations and the Courts, 35(2) SEMINARS IN CLINICAL NEUROLOGY: THE CLINICAL PRACTICE OF BRAIN DEATH DETERMINATION 174-179 (2015) (with Christopher M. Burkle).
An Official American Thoracic Society Policy Statement: Managing Conscientious Objection in Intensive Care Medicine, 191(2) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE 219-227 (2015) (with Mithya Lewis-Newby, Mark Wiccalir, ATS Ethics Committee & other external content experts).
Legal Briefing: Coerced Treatment and Involuntary Confinement for Contagious Disease, 26(1) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 73-83 (2015) (with Heather Bughman).
Medical Futility Blog (2015) (over 600 new posts - the blog surpassed over one million pageviews, plus is republished on WestlawNext and other places).
THE RIGHT TO DIE: THE LAW OF END-OF-LIFE DECISIONMAKING(3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) (with Alan Meisel & Kathy L. Cerminara) (commencing with the 2015 supplement).
The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid-in-Dying, 311(11) JAMA 1107-08 (2014) (with David Orentlicher and Ben A. Rich).
Oregon Shows that Assisted Suicide Can Work Sensibly and Fairly, NEW YORK TIMES - ROOM FOR DEBATE, Oct. 7, 2014.
Death Penalty, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOETHICS (4th ed., Jennings ed., Macmillan Reference 2014).
Quality of Life in Legal Perspective, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOETHICS (4th ed., Jennings ed., Macmillan Reference 2014).
Limiting Liberty to Prevent Obesity: Justifiability of Strong Hard Paternalism in Public Health Regulation, 46 CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW 1859-1876 (2014).
The Growing Power of Healthcare Ethics Committees Heightens Due Process Concerns, 15(2) CARDOZO JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION 425-447 (2014).
Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for Intractable Medical Futility Disputes, 58 NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL LAW REVIEW 347-368 (2014).
POLST Legislative Guide (Feb. 2014) (with Legislative Working Group of the National POLST Paradigm Task Force).
Legal Briefing: Brain Death and Total Brain Failure, 25(3) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 245-257 (2014).
Legal Briefing: Informed Consent in the Clinical Context, 25(2) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 152-174 (2014) (with Melinda Hexum).
Legal Briefing: Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, 25(1) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 68-80 (2014) (with Amanda West).
Making Medical Decisions for Patients without Surrogates, 369(21) NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 1976-1978 (2013).
Clinicians May Not Administer Life-Sustaining Treatment without Consent: Civil, Criminal, and Disciplinary Sanctions, 9 JOURNAL OF HEALTH & BIOMEDICAL LAW 213-296 (2013).
Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care, 36(2) HAMLINE LAW REVIEW 139-150 (2013).
Lessons from Tragedy - Part Two, 19 WIDENER LAW REVIEW 239-258 (2013).
Legal Briefing: Home Birth and Midwifery, 24(3) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 293-308 (2013) (with Deborah Fisch).
Judicial Responsibility to Decide Bioethics Cases, 10(4) JOURNAL OF BIOETHICAL INQUIRY 441-444 (Dec. 2013).
Advance Care Planning for End-Stage Kidney Disease (Protocol). COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD010687. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010687 (with A. Effiong, L. Shinn & J.A. Raho).
Legal Briefing: The New Patient Self Determination Act, 24(2) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 156-167 (2013).
Legal Briefing: Shared Decision Making and Patient Decision Aids, 24(1) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 70-80 (2013) (with Mindy Hexum).
Medical Futility, in GUIDANCE FOR HEALTHCARE ETHICS COMMITTEES ch.13 (Micah D. Hester & Toby Schonfeld eds., Cambridge University Press 2012).
Physicians and Safe Harbor Legal Immunity, 21(2) ANNALS OF HEALTH LAW 121-135 (2012). SSRN link
Career Guide for the Future Healthcare Attorney, 4(1) WIDENER HEALTH LAW COLLOQUIUM 2-7 (Fall 2012).
The Government's Duty to Preserve in False Claims Act Litigation, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) HEALTHCARE LIABILITY & LITIGATION PRACTICE HEALTH BRIEFS E-NEWSLETTER (Oct. 2012).
Legal Briefing: POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment), 23(4) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 353-376 (2012) (with Mindy Hexum).
Facebook Can Improve Surrogate Decision Making, 12(10) AM. J. BIOETHICS 43-45 (2012).
The Courts, Futility, and the Ends of Medicine, 307(2) JAMA 151-152 (2012) (with Douglas B. White).
Review of Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker, Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients, and Futile Treatment, 12(1) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS 49-51 (2012).
Responding to Requests for Non-Beneficial Treatment, 5(1) MD-ADVISOR: A JOURNAL FOR THE NEW JERSEY MEDICAL COMMUNITY (Winter 2012) at 12-17.
Legal Briefing: The Unbefriended: Making Healthcare Decisions for Patients without Proxies (Part 1), 23(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 84-96 (2012) (with Tanya Sellers).
Legal Briefing: The Unbefriended: Making Healthcare Decisions for Patients without Proxies (Part 2), 23(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 177-192 (2012) (with Tanya Sellers).
Legal Fundamentals of Surrogate Decision Making, 141(4) CHEST 1074-1081 (2012) (5th in series: Intersection of Law and Medicine).
The Slow Transition of U.S. Law toward a Greater Emphasis on Prevention, in PREVENTION VS. TREATMENT: WHAT'S THE RIGHT BALANCE? 219-244 (Halley S. Faust & Paul T. Menzel eds., Oxford University Press 2011).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life, 17(2) WIDENER LAW REVIEW 363-428 (2011) (with Lindsey Anderson), reprinted in NINA A. KOHN, ELDER LAW: PRACTICE, POLICY & PROBLEMS 540-543 (Wolters Kluwer 2014), and cited in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society, 2014 BCSC 165. SSRN link
Caring for the Seriously Ill: Cost and Public Policy, 39(2) J. L. MED. & ETHICS 111-113 (2011) (with Robert M. Arnold and Amber E. Barnato). Journal link
Guest Editor of a Special Symposium: Caring for the Seriously Ill: Cost and Public Policy, 39(2) J. L. MED. & ETHICS 111-234 (2011) (with Robert M. Arnold and Amber E. Barnato).
Comparing the FHCDA to Surrogate Decision Making Laws in Other States, 16(1) NYSBA HEALTH L.J. 107-111 (April 2011). SSRN link
Foreword: Symposium: Health Law and the Elderly: Managing Risk at the End of Life, 17(2) WIDENER L. REV. i-vii (2011).
Legal Briefing: Medically Futile and Non-Beneficial Treatment, 22(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 277-296 (Fall 2011).
The Best Interest Standard: Both Guide and Limit to Medical Decision Making on Behalf of Incapacitated Patients, 22(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 134-38 (2011).
Medical Futility and Maryland Law, MID-ATLANTIC ETHICS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, at 1-3 (Winter 2011).
Legal Briefing: Healthcare Ethics Committees, 22(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 74-93 (2011). Journal link
Resolving Medical Futility Disputes, 36(2) DNA REPORTER [Delaware Nurses Association], at 5-6 (May/June/July 2011) (with Donna Casey). Journal link
Conscientious Objection, 17 LAHEY CLINIC MED. ETHICS J. 6-7 (Winter 2011). Journal link
Law's Impact on the Resolution of End-of-Life Conflicts in the ICU, 39 CRITICAL CARE MED. 223-224 (2011). Journal link
Involuntary Passive Euthanasia in U.S. Courts: Reassessing the Judicial Treatment of Medical Futility Cases, in MEDICAL TREATMENT AND THE LAW 104-45 (Asifa Begum ed. Amicus Books, Icfai University Press 2010).
Surrogate Selection: An Increasingly Viable, but Limited, Solution to Intractable Futility Disputes, 3 ST. LOUIS U. J. HEALTH L. & POL’Y 183-252 (2010). SSRN link
The Topography and Geography of U.S. Health Care Regulation, 38(2) J. L. MED. & ETHICS 427-432 (2010). SSRN link
Legal Briefing: Crisis Standards of Care, 21(4) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 358-367 (2010) (with Mitchell Palazzo). Journal link
MOLST: A Cure for the Common Advance Directive, 35(4) DNA REPORTER [Delaware Nurse's Association], at 6 (Nov.-Dec. 2010) (with Monyeen Klopfenstein). Journal link
Legal Briefing: Organ Donation, 21(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 243-263 (2010). Journal link
Legal Briefing: Conscience Clauses and Conscientious Refusal, 21(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 163-180 (2010). Journal link
The Case of Samuel Golubchuk: The Dangers of Judicial Deference and Medical Self-Regulation, 10(3) AM. J. BIOETHICS 59-61 (Mar. 2010). Journal link
Legal Briefing: Informed Consent, 21(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 72-82 (2010). Journal link
Legal Update, 21(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 83-85 (2010). Journal link
Restricting CPR to Patients Who Provide Informed Consent Will Not Permit Physicians to Unilaterally Refuse Requested CPR, 10(1) AM. J. BIOETHICS 82-83 (Jan. 2010). Journal link
Resolving Conflicts with Surrogate Decision Makers, 137(1) CHEST 238-39 (2010). Journal link
Foreword to STANLEY A. TERMAN, PEACEFUL TRANSITIONS: AN IRONCLAD STRATEGY TO DIE HOW AND WHEN YOU WANT vi-vii (Life Transitions Pub. 2009).
Medical Futility Statutes: Can/Ought They Be Resuscitated? in THE MANY WAYS WE TALK ABOUT DEATH IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: INTERDISCIPLINARYSTUDIES IN PORTRAYAL AND CLASSIFICATION ch.18 (Margaret Souza & ChristinaStaudt eds., Edwin Mellen Press 2009).
2008-2009 National Health Law Moot Court Competition, 30 J. LEG. MED. 443-466 (2009). SSRN link
A Conversation About End-of-Life Decisionmaking, 14(2) NYSBA HEALTH L.J. 91-107 (Fall 2009) (with Nancy Dubler, Alicia Ouellette, Timothy Quill, Robert Swidler). SSRN link
Multi-Institutional Healthcare Ethics Committees: the Procedurally Fair Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism, 31 CAMPBELL L. REV. 257-331 (2009). SSRN link
Legal Briefing: Advance Care Planning, 20(4) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 289-296 (2009). Journal link
Legal Briefing: Medical Futility and Assisted Suicide, 20(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 274-86 (2009). Journal link
Legal Update, 20(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 287-88 (2009). Journal link
Controversies Abound in End-of-Life Decisions, 18(5) AM. J. CRITICAL CARE 400 (2009). Journal link
The Pure Process Procedural Approach to Medical Futility, J. MED. ETHICS eLetter June 10, 2009 (comment on S Moratti, The Development of "Medical Futility": Towards a Procedural Approach Based on the Role of the Medical Profession, 35 J. MED. ETHICS 369 (2009)).
Involuntary Passive Euthanasia in U.S. Courts: Reassessing the Judicial Treatment of Medical Futility Cases, 9 MARQUETTE ELDER’S ADVISOR 229-68 (2008), reprinted in MEDICAL TREATMENT AND THE LAW 104-45 (Asifa Begum ed. Amicus Books, Icfai University Press 2010). SSRN link
EMTALA: Its Application to Newborn Infants, 4 ABA HEALTH ESOURCE No. 7 (Mar. 2008). SSRN link
DNAR as Default Status: Desirable in Principle, Difficult in Practice, 17 AM. J. CRITICAL CARE 404 (2008). Journal link
Multi-Institutional Hospital Ethics Committees: For Rural Hospitals, and Urban Ones Too, 8(4) AM. J. BIOETHICS 69-71 (April 2008). Journal link
The Language of Living Wills, 178 CANADIAN MED. ASS’N J. 1324 (2008). Journal link
Futility: The Limits of Mediation, 132 CHEST 888-89 (2008) (with Ellen Waldman). Journal link
Medical Futility Statutes: No Safe Harbor to Unilaterally Stop Life-Sustaining Treatment, 75 TENN. L. REV. 1-81 (2007),reprinted in JANET L. DOLGIN & LOIS L. SHEPHERD, BIOETHICS AND THE LAW 796-98 (2d ed. Aspen 2009). SSRN link
Mediation at the End-of-Life: Getting Beyond the Limits of the Talking Cure, 23 OHIO ST. J. ON DISP. RESOL. 143-94 (2007) (with Ellen Waldman). SSRN link
Rethinking Medical Liability: A Challenge to Defense Lawyers, Trial Lawyers, and Medical Providers: An Introduction to the Symposium, 37 U. MEM. L. REV. 455-58 (2007).
Philosopher’s Corner: Medical Futility, 15 MID-ATLANTIC ETHICS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2007, at 6-7. Journal link
Monstrous Impersonation: A Critique of Consent-Based Justifications for Hard Paternalism, 73 UMKC L. REV. 681-713 (2005). SSRN link
Is Public Health Paternalism Really Never Justified? A Response to Joel Feinberg, 30 OKLA. CITY U. L. REV. 121-207 (2005). SSRN link
1999 to 2004
Counting the Dragon’s Teeth and Claws: The Definition of Hard Paternalism, 20 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 659-722 (2004). SSRN link
Balancing Public Health against Individual Liberty: The Ethics of Smoking Regulations, 61 U. PITT. L. REV. 419-98 (2000). SSRN link
The Maladaptation of Miranda to Advance Directives: A Critique of the Implementation of the Patient Self Determination Act, 9 HEALTH MATRIX 139-202 (1999). SSRN link
Social Contract Theory, Slavery, and the Antebellum Courts, in A COMPANION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY 125-33 (Tommy Lott & John Pittman eds., Blackwell 2003) (paperback 2006) (with Anita L. Allen).
A DEFINITION AND DEFENSE OF HARD PATERNALISM: A CONCEPTUAL AND NORMATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE RESTRICTION OF SUBSTANTIALLY AUTONOMOUS SELF-REGARDING BEHAVIOR (GeorgetownUniversitydoctoral dissertation 2003).
Legal Issues (The Right to Privacy and Lawsuits), in AIRLINE PASSENGER SECURITY: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES 34-43 (National Academy of Sciences 1996) (with Paul F. Rothstein).
From Theoretical Foundations and Methods to Practical Applications: My Bioethics Education at Georgetown, 2 AM. J. BIOETHICS No. 4, at 36-37 (2002). Journal link