November 04, 2009

White House Advisor Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Looks Ahead to Health Care Reform and Evolving Physician-Patient Relationships

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The Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. presents Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, White House Office of Management and Budget. His brother is Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff.

The event will take place in the Moot Courtroom (A59).

Emanuel is chairman of the Clinic Center Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health. Also an oncologist and author, he is featured in the Oliver C. Schroeder Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture entitled "High Touch Medicine: The future of the physician-patient relationship."

Reforming the nation’s health care system remains a focus of President Obama and Congress. Changes are certain to affect the physician-patient relationship, but surprisingly little attention has been paid to how this crucial relationship will evolve. Will there be changes to quality of services or costs?

Such possible changes are also of vital interest to lawyers, including those who work for health care institutions or engage in medical malpractice law. In future physician-patient relationships, will doctors be held to different standards of care in the delivery of medical services? Will there be changes in professional negligence standards?

For more information contact Marv Kropko, 216.368.6890.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, November 4, 2009 04:23 PM | News Topics: Events, Lectures/Speakers, School of Law, news

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