Clinical, Legal, Ethical Considerations In Deliberative Democracy In A Pandemic
The COVID-19 experience exposed weaknesses in New York's process of deliberative democracy in response to the pandemic. A state with a distinguished history in this interdisciplinary space was left behind with the views of important constituencies left unheard and communities unserved. Better apprehending how this abdication of responsibility occurred can help prevent its recurrence in the future and lead to more trustworthy, inclusive and effective public health and health law governance.
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P, Keynoter
Dr. Joseph J. Fins is The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College where he is a Tenured Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry, Professor of Medical Ethics in Neurology, Professor of Medical Ethics in Rehabilitation Medicine,
and Professor of Health Care Policy and Research. He is the founding Chair of the Ethics Committee of New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center where he is an Attending Physician and Director of Medical Ethics. A member of the Adjunct Faculty of Rockefeller University and Senior Attending Physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital, he co-directs, the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI) a Weill Cornell Medicine and Rockefeller. In 2015, he was appointed the Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law at Yale Law School and directs CASBI@YLS. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School in addition to his appointment at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Fins is an elected Member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Academico de Honor (Honored Academic) of the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina de España (the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain). He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Cornell University Medical College.
John Rogan, JD
Visiting Clinical Professor
Fordham University School of Law
Bruce Jennings, JD, Moderator
PHC Member, JB Ruhl, JD, PhD, Nicholas Robinson, JD
- April 23, 2021
- 4:00 PM
- 6:00 PM
- Virtual Participation
- Health Law Section