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Medical Futility: New Format, Mission, and Title

Posted Jun 12 2009 5:03pm
Last week at the ASLME Health Law Professors Conference in Cleveland, an insightful law professor observed that this blog covers issues that go beyond medical futility. Indeed, while the content is limited to limits on patient autonomy at the end-of-life, is is not always limited just to medical futility.
Consequently, the other professor suggested that the blog have a broader title, like "End-of-Life Health Law Blog." I indicated that I had launched a narrowly-focused blog in order to minimize the burden of blogging yet still be able to solidly cover one discrete and important issue. To stake out a broader topic would require more energy and resources to consistently and comprehensively cover developments. The otgher professor suggested that perhaps that concern could be addressed by having co-bloggers as is the model on many other blogs and blawgs.
I will reflect on this over the next few weeks, and would greatly appreciate any comments on how this blog might effectively serve to inform ongoing debates about end-of-life care.
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