Happy New Year! This year marks the 40th anniversary
of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics,
and also the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Law, Medicine &
Ethics! We are excited to publish a history of the journal written by Executive
Director and JLME Editor Ted Hutchinson. Included will be perspectives
from former editors and staff members at ASLME. Thank you to all of those who
have contributed to and been involved with making JLME a leading inter-disciplinary journal.
We are currently working on JLME 40.1, a
special anniversary issue. This issue introduces a new symposium guest edited
by Robert M. Sade: “The Graying of America: Challenges and Controversies.” First
presented at the 16th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship,
the articles address ethical issues in the often overlooked health care of the
elderly population—end-of-life decision making, age-based rationing, family-centered
care approaches, and social justice and inequities in health care access, among
other important topics. Be sure to also check out our independent
articles—articles cover public health, medical malpractice, and clinical
trials, among other topics.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you.
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