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Bryan Hilliard has article accepted for publication
Miss. – Dr. Bryan Hilliard, assistant professor of
philosophy at Mississippi University for Women, has had
his article on the U.S. Supreme Court and
physician-assisted suicide accepted for publication.
The article, “The Politics
of Palliative Care and the Ethical Boundaries of
Medicine: Gonzales v. Oregon as a Cautionary Tale,” will
appear in Vol. 35, Num. 1 (2007) of The Journal of Law,
Medicine and Ethics.
According to Hilliard, the
article analyzes the most recent Supreme Court decisions
within the context of the Bush administration’s attack
on Oregon physicians and patients and within ethical and
legal considerations of what constitutes professional
medical practice in controlling pain.
He specializes in
constitutional law and ethics in the areas of health
care policy, palliative care and the physician-patient
relationship. His most recent book, “The U.S. Supreme
Court and Medical Ethics: From Contraception to Managed
Health Care,” was published in 2004 by Paragon House.
Hilliard also provides ethics consulting services for
regional health care facilities.
Hilliard graduated from
Elong College with a bachelor of arts in history and
philosophy before attending the University of Tennessee
where he earned his master of arts in philosophy and
medical ethics as well as a doctorate in philosophy.
Hilliard has been at MUW for one year.