Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Roosevelt 5
    Floor: Exhibition Level
    The legal and health care professions face human problems and possibilities that transcend traditional academic disciplines in times of technological, legal, and political change. This program will address the connections of law and medicine with the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. The panelists will explore a range of issues in medicine and healthcare that benefit from lawyerly and humanistic engagement, including the role of legislative language; the power of literature and film; the ways in which the medical humanities can inform and contextualize opioid law and policy development; the current controversies in informed consent to treatment; the role of medical dramas in illustrating both complete and incomplete consent processes; the relationship between health policy and therapeutic jurisprudence in the context of end-of-life issues; the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genealogy testing; and the role of science fiction in the law classroom.
    The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting.
Session Speakers
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Creighton University School of Law

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Loyola University Chicago

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5370] Law and the Humanities - Medical Humanities and the Law: $0.00