Friday Forum Series

Friday, February 28, 2014
3:00 PM

Location: LIB 307

The Friday Forum series sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences continues with Evelyn Tenenbaum whose talk is titled, “Making Informed Consent More Effective in Protecting Patient Choice.”

Current informed consent laws focus on the hypothetical preferences of a reasonable person, rather than on the values and priorities of the individual patient.

Changing these laws will ensure that they perform their intended roles of protecting patients’ informational needs and enhancing joint decision making. These changes can be accomplished without additional expense by using new informed consent technology.

Evelyn M. Tenenbaum, J.D., is a Professor at Albany Law School and Albany Medical College. She has published widely in the areas of health law and civil rights and has extensive experience handling and supervising health care litigation.