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Thaddeus Pope

Associate Professor
Email: tpope01@hamline.edu
Phone: 651-523-2519

 

BA, University of Pittsburgh (1992)
MA, Georgetown University (1997)
JD, Georgetown University Law Center (1997)
PhD, Georgetown University (2003)

 


Director, Health Law Institute

Recent courses taught:Health Law, Bioethics, Torts, Medical Law at the End of Life.

View Professor Pope's research: SSRN Author page – Thaddeus Pope

View Professor Pope's personal website: http://www.thaddeuspope.com/

View Professor Pope's CV: Thaddeus Pope CV

Thaddeus Pope joined Hamline Law as the director of the Health Law Institute in January 2012. Pope came to Hamline from Widener University School of Law, where he served most recently as associate professor of law. There, his research focused on medical futility, internal dispute resolution, tort law, public health law, and normative jurisprudence. He authors a blog on medical futility (medicalfutility.blogspot.com), reporting and discussing legislative, judicial, regulatory, medical, and other developments concerning end-of-life medical treatment.

Pope also taught at Albany Medical College and the University of Memphis. Prior to joining academia, he practiced at Arnold & Porter LLP and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Pope earned a JD and PhD in philosophy and bioethics from Georgetown University.

Publications


Clinical Practice Guidelines for Physician Aid-in-Dying , (in-progress). (with Compassion & Choices Guidelines Development Group).
 
Futility in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, (in-progress). (with Andem Effiong).
 
Guidelines for Hospice Staff Reporting Assisted Suicide, (in-progress). (with David Casarett) (funded by the Greenwall Foundation).
 
Intractable Medical Futility Conflict: Comparing Three Models of Dispute Resolution: Queensland, Ontario, and Texas, (in-progress). (with Paula Chidwick, Robert Sibbald, Ben White, and Lindy Willmott).
 
Deadly Debacle: Informal Dispute Resolution in U.S. Hospitals, QUT L. REV (Forthcoming 2015).
 
Legal Aspects of Brain Death Determination, in SEMINARS IN NEUROLOGY: THE CLINICAL PRACTICE OF BRAIN DEATH DETERMINATION (Forthcoming 2015). (with Christopher Burkle).
 
Legal Issues for Providers, in SHARED DECISION MAKING IN HEALTHCARE: ACHIEVING EVIDENCE-BASED PATIENT CHOICE (Glyn Elwyn, Rachel Thompson, and Adrian Edwards eds., Oxford University Press (Forthcoming 2015), (with Benjamin W. Moulton).
 
THE RIGHT TO DIE: THE LAW OF END-OF-LIFE DECISIONMAKING, (3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) (with Alan Meisel & Kathy L. Cerminara, commencing with the 2015 supplement).
 
Legal Briefing: Brain Death and Total Brain Failure, 25(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS (Forthcoming 2014).
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Limiting Liberty to Prevent Obesity: Justifiability of Hard Paternalistic Public Health Regulation, 46 CONN. L. REV. __ (Forthcoming 2014).
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Managing Conscientious Objection in Intensive Care Medicine, (Forthcoming 2014). (with ATS Ethics Committee and other external content experts).
 
Medical Futility and Potentially Inappropriate Treatment, in OXFORD HANDBOOK ON DEATH AND DYING (Stuart Younger & Robert Arnold eds., Oxford University Press) (Forthcoming 2014). (with Douglas B. White).
 
Statement on Futility and Goal Conflict in End-of-Life Care in ICUs, (Forthcoming 2014). (with ATS Ethics Committee and other external content experts).
 
The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid-in-Dying, 311(11) JAMA 1107- 1108 (2014). (with David Orentlicher and Ben A. Rich).
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Death Penalty, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOETHICS 815-817 (4th ed., Bruce Jennings ed., Macmillan Reference 2014).
 
Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for Intractable Medical Futility Disputes, 58 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV. 347-368 (2014).
 
The Growing Power of Healthcare Ethics Committees Heightens Due Process Concerns, 15 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RESOLUTION 425-447 (2014).
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Legal Briefing: Informed Consent in the Clinical Context, 25(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 152-174 (2014). (with Melinda Hexum).
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Legal Briefing: Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, 25(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 68-80 (2014). (with Amanda West).
 
Patient Rights, in OXFORD TEXTBOOK OF CRITICAL CARE (Webb, Angus, Finfer, Gattioni & Singer eds., Oxford University Press) (Forthcoming 2014). (with Douglas B. White).
 
Quality of Life in Legal Perspective, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOETHICS 1832-1834 (4th ed., Bruce Jennings ed., Macmillan Reference 2014).
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Advance Care Planning for End-Stage Kidney Disease (Protocol), in COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (2013). (with A. Effiong, L. Shinn & J.A. Raho).
 
Clinicians May Not Administer Life-Sustaining Treatment without Consent: Civil, Criminal, and Disciplinary Sanctions, 9 J. HEALTH & BIOMEDICAL L. 213-296 (2013).
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Judicial Responsibility to Decide Bioethics Cases, 10(4) J. BIOETHICAL INQUIRY 441-444 (2013).
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Legal Briefing: Home Birth and Midwifery, 24(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 293-308 (2013). (with Deborah Fisch).
 
Legal Briefing: The New Patient Self Determination Act, 24(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 156-167 (2013).
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Legal Briefing: Shared Decision Making and Patient Decision Aids, 24(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 70-80 (2013) (with Mindy Hexum).
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Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care, 36(2) HAMLINE L. REV. 139-150 (2013).
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Lessons from Tragedy: Part Two Legislation, 19 WIDENER L. REV. 239 (2013).
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Making Medical Decisions for Patients without Surrogates, 369(21) NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 1976-1978 (2013).
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Career Guide for the Future Healthcare Attorney, 4(1) WIDENER HEALTH LAW COLLOQUIUM 2-7 (Fall 2012).
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The Courts, Futility, and the Ends of Medicine, 307(2) JAMA 151-152 (2012) (with Douglas B. White).
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Facebook Can Improve Surrogate Decision Making
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The Government's Duty to Preserve in False Claims Act Litigation, in American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) HEALTHCARE LIABILITY AND LITIGATION PRACTICE HEALTH BRIEFS E-NEWSLETTER (2012).
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Legal Briefing: POLST: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, 23(4) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 353-376 (2012) (with Mindy Hexum).
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Legal Briefing: The Unbefriended: Making Decisions for Patients without Surrogates (Part 2), 23(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 177-192 (2012).
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Legal Briefing: The Unbefriended: Making Decisions for Patients without Surrogates (Part 1), 23(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 84-95 (2012).
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Legal Fundamentals of Surrogate Decision Making, 141(4) CHEST 1074-1081 (2012).
 
Medical Futility, in HEALTHCARE ETHICS COMMITTEES 88-97 (D. Micah Hester & Toby Schonfeld eds., Cambridge University Press 2012).
 
Physicians and Safe Harbor Legal Immunity, 21 ANNALS HEALTH L. 121 (2012).
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Responding to Requests for Non-Beneficial Treatment, 5(1) MD-ADVISOR: JOURNAL FOR THE NEW JERSEY MEDICAL COMMUNITY 12-17 (2012).
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Review of Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker, Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients, and Futile Treatment,, 12(1) AM. J. BIOETHICS 49-51 (2012).
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Safe Harbor Immunity for Healthcare Providers: Essential Attributes and Persistent Obstacles, 21(2) ANNALS HEALTH L. 121-135 (2012).
 
The Best Interest Standard: Both Guide and Limit to Medical Decision Making on Behalf of Incapacitated Patients, 22(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 134-138 (2011).
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Conscientious Objection by Health Care Providers, 18(1) LAHEY CLINIC J. MED. ETHICS 4, 7 (Winter 2011).
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Foreword: Symposium: Health Law and the Elderly: Managing Risk at the End of Life, 17(2) WIDENER L. REV. i-vii (2011).
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Foreword to STANLEY A. TERMAN, PEACEFUL TRANSITIONS: AN IRONCLAD STRATEGY TO DIE HOW AND WHEN YOU WANT, vi-vii (2d ed., Life Transitions Pub. 2011).
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Guest Editor of a Special Symposium, Caring for the Seriously Ill: Cost and Public Policy, 39(2) J. L. MED. & ETHICS 111-234 (2011) (with Robert M. Arnold and Amber E. Barnato).
 
Introduction: Caring for the Seriously Ill: Cost and Public Policy, 39(2) J. L. MED. & ETHICS 111-113 (2011) (with Robert M. Arnold and Amber E. Barnato).
 
Law’s Impact on the Resolution of End-of-Life Conflicts in the ICU, 39(1) CRITICAL CARE MED. 223-224 (2011).
 
Legal Briefing: Healthcare Ethics Committees, 22(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 74-93 (2011).
 
Legal Briefing: Medically Futile and Non-beneficial Treatment, 22(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 277-296 (2011).
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Medical Futility and Maryland Law, 19 MID-ATLANTIC ETHICS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER 1-3 (Winter 2011).
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MOLST: Honoring Patient Treatment Preferences, THE FORUM (2011)
 
Resolving Medical Futility Disputes, 36(2) DELAWARE NURSES ASSOCIATION REPORTER 5 (2011) (with Donna Casey).
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The Slow Transition of U.S. Law toward a Greater Emphasis on Prevention, in PREVENTION VS. TREATMENT: WHAT’S THE RIGHT BALANCE? 219-244 (Halley S. Faust & Paul T. Menzel eds., Oxford University Press 2011).
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Surrogate Decision Makers: Comparing the FHCDA with Other State Laws, 16(1) NYSBA HEALTH L.J. 109-113 (2011).
 
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life, 17 WIDENER L. REV. 363 (2011) (with Lindsey E. Anderson).
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The Case of Samuel Golubchuk: The Dangers of Judicial Deference and Medical Self-Regulation, 10(3) AM. J. BIOETHICS 59-61 (2010).
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Involuntary Passive Euthanasia in U.S. Courts: Reassessing the Judicial Treatment of Medical Futility Cases, in MEDICAL TREATMENT AND LAW 104-145 (Asifa Begum ed., Amicus Books 2010).
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Legal Briefing: Conscience Clauses and Conscientious Refusal, 21(2) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 163-180 (2010).
 
Legal Briefing: Crisis Standards of Care, 21(4) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 358-367 (2010).
 
Legal Briefing: Informed Consent, 21(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 72-82 (2010).
 
Legal Briefing: Organ Donation, 21(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 243-263 (2010).
 
Legal Update, 21(1) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 83-85 (2010).
 
MOLST: A Cure for the Common Advance Directive, 35(4) DELAWARE NURSES ASSOCIATION REPORTER, 6 (2010-2011) (with Monyeen Klopfenstein).
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Resolving Conflicts with Surrogate Decision Makers, 137(1) CHEST 238-239 (2010).
 
Restricting CPR to Patients Who Provide Informed Consent Will Not Permit Physicians to Unilaterally Refuse Requested CPR, 10(1) AM. J. BIOETHICS 82-83 (2010).
 
Surrogate Selection: An Increasingly Viable, but Limited, Solution to Intractable Futility Disputes, 3 ST. LOUIS U.J. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 183 (2010).
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The Topography and Geography of U.S. Health Care Regulation (Review of Robert I. Field, HEALTH CARE REGULATION IN AMERICA: COMPLEXITY, CONFRONTATION AND COMPROMISE), 38 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 427 (2010).
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2008-2009 National Health Law Moot Court Competition, 30 J. LEGAL MED. 443 (2009).
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Controversies Abound in End-of-Life Decisions, 18(5) AM. J. CRITICAL CARE 400 (2009).
 
A Conversation About End-of-Life Decisionmaking, 14(2) NYSBA HEALTH L.J. 91-107 (Fall 2009) (with Nancy Dubler, Alicia Ouellette, Timothy Quill, Robert Swidler).
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Legal Briefing: Advance Care Planning, 20(4) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 289-296 (2009).
 
Legal Briefing: Medical Futility and Assisted Suicide, 20(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 274-86 (2009).
 
Medical Futility Statutes: Can/Ought They Be Resuscitated?in THE MANY WAYS WE TALK ABOUT DEATH IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN PORTRAYAL AND CLASSIFICATION (Margaret Souza & Christina Staudt eds., Edwin Mellen Press 2009).
 
Legal Update, 20(3) J. CLINICAL ETHICS 287-288 (2009).
 
Multi-Institutional Healthcare Ethics Committees: The Procedurally Fair Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism, 31 CAMPBELL L. REV. 257 (2009).
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The Pure Process Procedural Approach to Medical Futility, J. MED. ETHICS eLetter June 10, 2009 (comment on S Moratti, The Development of "Medical Futility": Towards a Procedural Approach Based on the Role of the Medical Profession, 35 J. MED. ETHICS 369 (2009)).
 
DNAR as Default Status: Desirable in Principle, Difficult in Practice, 17 AM. J. CRITICAL CARE 404 (2008).
 
EMTALA: Its Application to Newborn Infants, 132 CHEST 888-889 (2008) (with Ellen Waldman).
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Futility: The Limits of Mediation132 CHEST 888-889 (2008) (with Ellen Waldman).
 
Involuntary Passive Euthanasia in U.S. Courts: Reassessing the Judicial Treatment of Medical Futility Cases, 9 MARQ. ELDER'S ADVISOR 229 (2008).
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The Language of Living Wills, 178 CANADIAN MED. ASS’N J. 1324 (2008).
 
Multi-Institutional Hospital Ethics Committees: For Rural Hospitals and Urban Ones Too, 8(4) AM. J. BIOETHICS 69-71 (2008).
 
Mediation at the End-of-Life: Getting Beyond the Limits of the Talking Cure, 23 OHIO ST. J. ON DISP. RESOL. 143-194 (2007) (with Ellen Waldman).
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Medical Futility Statutes: No Safe Harbor to Unilaterally Refuse Life-Sustaining Treatment, 75 TENN. L. REV. 1 (2007).
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Philosopher’s Corner: Medical Futility, 15 MID-ATLANTIC ETHICS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, 6 (2007).
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Rethinking Medical Liability: A Challenge for Defense Lawyers, Trial Lawyers, Medical Providers, and Legislators: An Introduction to the Symposium, 37 U. MEM. L. REV. 455 (2007).
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Is Public Health Paternalism Really Never Justified? A Response to Joel Feinberg, 30 OKLA. CITY U. L. REV. 121 (2005).
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Monstrous Impersonation: A Critique of Consent-Based Justifications for Hard Paternalism, 73 UMKC L. REV. 681 (2005).
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Counting the Dragon's Teeth and Claws: The Definition of Hard Paternalism, 20 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 659 (2004).
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Social Contract Theory, Slavery, and the Antebellum Courts , in A COMPANION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY 125-133 (Tommy Lott & John Pittman eds., Blackwell 2003). (with Anita L. Allen).
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From Theoretical Foundations and Methods to Practical Applications: My Bioethics Education at Georgetown, 2(4) AM. J. BIOETHICS 36-37 (2002).
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Balancing Public Health Against Individual Liberty: The Ethics of Smoking Regulations, 61 U. PITT. L. REV. 419 (2000).
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The Maladaptation of Miranda to Advance Directives: A Critique of the Implementation of the Patient Self-Determination Act, 9 HEALTH MATRIX 139 (1999).
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Legal Issues: The Right to Privacy and Lawsuits , in AIRLINE PASSENGER SECURITY: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES 34-43 (National Academy of Sciences 1996). (with Paul F. Rothstein).