Research LLM Fellowships at Center for Health Law, Policy, and Ethics
Here some funded LLM Positions in Health Law, Ethics and Policy starting September 2020 or January 2021. Professors Jennifer Chandler, Vanessa Gruben, Colleen Flood, and Marie-Eve Sylvestre are recruiting Centre Fellows who would like to complete their LLM with the Centre on topics associated with the Centre’s funded research programs. Legal Definition of Death in an Age of Techno-Scientific Change – As we learn more about the physiology of the dying process (cessation of circulatory and brain function), and as resuscitation and life-sustaining technologies change, do legal definitions of death need to change? The successful LLM candidate will work on a Canadian funded project examining the pattern of brain activity at the time of withdrawal of ventilation and cessation of cardiocirculatory activity, and consider its legal significance. Supervisor: Professor Jennifer Chandler. Presumed Consent (Opt-Out) Systems for Organ Donation – Nova Scotia recently amended its law on organ donation to adopt a presumed consent system. Other provinces have discussed the possibility. The successful LLM candidate will work within a large multi-disciplinary group of social scientists, lawyers, doctors, and health policy specialists that is comprehensively studying the impact of the Nova Scotia changes, and will specifically work on legal questions related to presumed consent for organ donation. Supervisor: Professor Jennifer Chandler Harm Reduction – The harm ...
Data from an emergency department in Richmond suggests that the number of nonfatal opioid-related overdoses may have risen during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among people who are Black. Thefindings were published inJAMA.Taylor A. Ochalek, Ph.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and colleagues compared the number of nonfatal opioid overdoses recorded in electronic medical records from VCU ’s Emergency Department from March to June 2019 with those that occurred from March to June 2020—the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. They found nonfatal opioid overdoses incre...
Conclusions: During the lockdown, individuals consumed slightly more alcohol and smoked marginally more cigarettes compared to the period before the lockdown. Further research focussing on follow-up of individuals at risk may be useful to provide appropriate care in post-COVID times.Eur Addict Res
In conclusion, COVID-19-related distress is common in elite athletes and associated with mental health symptoms. Gambling increase during the pandemic was rare, but related to gambling problems, which were common in male athletes. The calls for increased focus on COVID-19-related concerns in athletes and on problem gambling in male athletes.
DEMENTIA warning: With many Britons turning to booze during lockdown, more alcoholics than ever before have been admitted into rehab treatment facilities across the country during the peak of the Coronavirus crisis, figures from the UK Addiction Treatment Group have revealed. This excessive behaviour not only impacts health but also increases the risk of developing dementia in later life.
Life has changed dramatically since March, when communities began enacting stay-at-home orders to help slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. As many restaurants and bars closed, at-home alcohol sales went up, according to data compiled by Nielsen. Dr. Victor Karpyak, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and addiction researcher, says using alcohol to celebrate or relieve stress is [...]
Conclusions: Toxic alcohol ingestions are imperative considerations on the differential for the intoxicated patient particularly during resource-limited times.
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Mikayla Mace A University of Arizona pharmacologist discusses how the conditions created by the pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose. Monday University Communicationssad-505857_1920.jpgHealthCOVID-19Researcher contact: Todd W. Vanderah Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center firstname.lastname@example.orgMedia contact: Mikayla Mace University Communications email@example.com For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university'sCOVID-19 webpage.For UANews coverage of COVID-19, visithttps://uanews.arizona.edu/...
The COVID-19 response must address mental health alongside containment of the pandemic itself. Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Madhumitha Balaji and Vikram PatelAug 5 2020 (IPS) To fully realise the mental health crisis that India faces in relation to COVID-19, one has to begin with recognising the very serious situation that existed even before the pandemic. The government’s National Mental Health Survey reported that about 10 percent of adults meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health condition (ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to severe mental illness). The Global Burden of Disease study estimated t...
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