is the newly-appointed Edward and Robin Milstein Professor of Bioethics of Yeshiva University-Wurzweiler School of Social Work.In addition to heryears of writing and teaching in bioethics at Wellesley College and Boston University,she brings policy experience through her work with the New Jersey Commission onLegal and Ethical Problems in the Delivery of Health Care,where she worked onissues of protecting vulnerable patients,determination of death,and health care deci-sion-making at the end of life.
is Alexander M.Bickel Professor of Law at Yale University.Herecently wrote
Death Is That Man Taking Names: Intersections of American Medicine,Law, and Culture
(University of California Press,2002).From 1993 to 2003,he servedon the Advisory Board of the Project on Death in America,Open Society Institute,andfrom 1995 to 1997 was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Careat the End of Life.
,Director of the International Program at The HastingsCenter,has worked with Center research projects on death since its beginning in1969.He is also the author of
The Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death
Nancy Neveloff Dubler
is the director of the Division of Bioethics,Department of Epidemiology and Population Health,Montefiore Medical Center,andprofessor of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.She also directs the Bioethics Consultation Service at Montefiore MedicalCenter (founded in 1978) as a support for analysis of difficult clinical cases present-ing ethical issues in the health care setting,using mediation as its process.She iscodirector of the certificate program in bioethics and the medical humanities,conduct-ed jointly by Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine withCardozo Law School of Yeshiva University.Her most recent book is
Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions
,with Carol Liebman (United Hospital Fund,2004).
is an attending neurologist in the Pain and PalliativeCare Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.She teaches neurology,neuro-science,and clinical pharmacology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University andholds the Chair of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in PainResearch.As an expert consultant to the World Health Organization Cancer andPalliative Care Unit and as past director of a WHO Collaborating Center at MemorialSloan Kettering Cancer Center,she chaired three expert committees,resulting in thepublication of three WHO monographs:
Cancer Pain Relief
Cancer Pain Relief and Palliative Care
Cancer Pain and Palliative Care in Children
serves as the director of medical humanities atGundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation and Medical Center.Dr.Hammes has publishednumerous articles on end of life planning,and several private foundations have fund-ed his work.He led the development of the advance care planning programRespecting Choices and is a member of the National POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Paradigm Task Force.
is on faculty at the School of Nursing and School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU),where she researches ethicalissues at the end of life and in the conduct of research.She is also a senior scholarin the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care.She is a consultant to the OregonPOLST Task Force and a serves on the National POLST Paradigm Task Force.
is senior research scholar at The Hastings Center and alsoteaches at the Yale University School of Public Health.He served as associate directorof a project that produced the widely cited and influential
Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Care of the Dying
(The HastingsCenter,1987).He is also cofounder of
Decisions Near the End of Life
,an educationaland institutional change program on end of life care that has been used in over twohundred hospitals in thirty states.He has served on the boards of directors of boththe National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice and PalliativeCare Association of New York State and has written widely on ethical issues in end of life,hospice,and palliative care.
holds the Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Law andEthics at the School of Law and the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint LouisUniversity,as well as faculty appointments as professor of law in internal medicine atthe University’s School of Medicine and professor of health care administration at theSchool of Public Health.She directs the Mayday Project on Legal and RegulatoryIssues in Pain Relief at the American Society of Law,Medicine & Ethics and coau-thored
Health Law – Cases, Materials and Problems
(Thomson West,1987;now in itsfifth ed.).
is a geriatrician and researcher who has focused upon seriouschronic illness and the end of life.She is senior natural scientist at the RANDCorporation in Arlington,VA.
is professor of law,Dickie,McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics,and director of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at the Universityof Pittsburgh.He served on the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Issuesin Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research and participated in the author-ship of its report,
Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment
.He is the principalauthor of the legal treatise,“The Right to Die:The Law of End-of-LifeDecisionmaking.”
is a professor of medicine and the director of the Center forHealth Ethics and Law at the Robert C.Byrd Health Sciences Center of West VirginiaUniversity.He also serves as executive director of the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care which oversees the West Virginia POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) Program.He has published numerous articles on end of life care—partic-ularly relating to dialysis patients—and has been awarded foundation grants to sup-port research and public outreach on end of life care.Dr.Moss is a member of theNational POLST Paradigm Task Force.
is in his second tour of duty at The Hastings Center,this time as President (earlier,he was a research associate at the Center).He has alongstanding interest in how families face moral challenges.His most recent book is
The Cultures of Caregiving: Conflict and Common Ground among Families, Health Professionals, and Policy Makers
(Johns Hopkins,2004),edited with Carol Levine.Otherbooks include
The Worth of a Child; Healthcare Ethics and Human Values
(Universityof California,1996);and the
Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in Biotechnology
(Wiley,2000),edited with Maxwell J.Mehlman.
is a professor of general internal medicine and geriatrics atOregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as well as cofounder and director of theUniversity’s Center for Ethics in Health Care and Cornelia Hayes Stevens Chair.Dr.Tolle has participated in two National Institutes of Health studies and has been prin-ciple investigator on thirty-nine foundation grants focused on end of life care,withcontinuous funding for two decades.She serves on the Oregon POLST Task Force andthe National POLST Paradigm Task Force.