Category: Leonard Glantz

Forced chemo: Should court overrule Amish parents?

August 31st, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, Leonard Glantz, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health

A legal fight between a hospital and an Amish family in Ohio over whether doctors can force their 10-year-old daughter to resume chemotherapy after her parents stopped treatment is again raising questions about what rights parents have in making medical decisions for their children…

Expert quote:

“People see this is as a parent’s rights issue, but we fail to see this is a child’s rights issue. The person of importance and focus is the child.”

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Military doctors urged to refuse force-feeding at Guantanamo

June 13th, 2013 in 2013, George Annas, Leonard Glantz, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Sondra Crosby 0 comments

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Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health
George Annas, School of Public Health

U.S. military doctors should refuse orders to force-feed hunger strikers at the Guantanamo detention camp because it violates their ethical obligations, two doctors and a medical ethics professor wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday…

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LETTERS: Protecting patients’ privacy while holding homicide rates down

February 1st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Leonard Glantz, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Public Health 0 comments

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By Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health

The front-page article “A Mass. hedge in FBI gun checks: State law prevents sharing of records on mental health” (Jan. 28) adds to the stigmatization of people with mental illness that has been on the rise since the Newtown tragedy…

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