April 2011
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Public Health Law Research Workshop: Using Empirical Methods to Measure Law
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Update from JLME

We are currently in the final stages of editing our summer issue, “Cost and End-of-Life Care.” Guest edited by Thaddeus Pope, Robert M. Arnold, and Amber E. Barnato, this issue addresses topics in health care that are often difficult, but necessary, to discuss. The authors examine issues at the end of life and the role cost plays in decision making during this time—e.g., how end-of-life expenditures are contributing to overall health care costs, why cost is both an ethical and policy issue, why discussions of cost considerations should begin before the end of life, how end-of-life care is a matter of shared decision making, and the financial hardship cost can create for families caring for their loved ones (and the emotional hardship that can create for the patient).  The authors also discuss the ethical implications of health care rationing, health care accessibility, and futile treatment. Whether discussing the ethics of cost, health care rationing, or just hope in the end-of-life context, the guest editors and their authors address this topic with dignity and thoughtful analysis.

If you missed our first issue of the year, “Health Legacies: Militarization, Health and Society,” guest edited by Susan L. Smith, or its supplement, “Using Law, Policy, and Research to Improve the Public’s Health: A National Conference,” guest edited by James G. Hodge, Jr., be sure to visit our website.  Archives of our other past issues can also be found on the website. Thank you for your continued readership! As always, we appreciate your support and comments. Please feel free to email us with any concerns or suggestions.

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