Yearly Archives: 2014

September Grand Rounds: SF Community-Wide Approach to Advance Care Planning

SF Community-Wide Approach to Advance Care Planning Jeff Newman, MD, MPH   While state-of-the-art advance care planning and services are provided through UCSF and other systems, most patients with advanced illness are still not benefiting from palliative care, hospice, and related solutions.  Unmet needs will increase because of our aging population.  We propose that SF…
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Selective Reduction: A Soft Cover for Hard Choices?

Join us in the ARC at 12pm Tuesday, September 2nd for a Colloquium presented by Professor Radhika Rao. Professor Rao's talk will address the distinction between selective reduction and abortion, and the widely-held consensus that the two are fundamentally different medical procedures. Although they appear to call for a distinct moral calculus, the two procedures…
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“Welcome to Fall” Student Happy Hour

The Consortium invites all students interested in health law and policy to join us for the Welcome to Fall Happy Hour on Wednesday, August 20th, at 3:30pm in the Skyroom. Whether you know nothing about health and science, or come with a science background, we encourage you to come hang out and learn about the many opportunities…
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Consortium Summer Workshop: “What’s Wrong in Massachusetts?”

What's Wrong in Massachusetts: The Attorney General's Proposed Settlement Involving Partners Healthcare's Recent Hospital Acquisitions The Attorney General of Massachusetts has entered into a proposed settlement in two antitrust cases allowing Partners Healthcare to acquire hospitals and physician practices in Massachusetts. Several studies indicate that Partners, the dominant hospital system in the state, has exercised…
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