Curriculum Vitae

Dennis A. Robbins Ph.D.,M.P.H. 

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

 

130 Evergreen Avenue Unit #1

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

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Email: dennisrobbins@cox.net

Website: DennisRobbins.com

 

BIOSKETCH

Dennis A. Robbins Ph.D. M.P.H. is a nationally recognized health care thought leader with over three decades of experience in health care. His eclectic blend of academic, and postdoctoral training in ethics ,health law  and policy as applied to liability, payment systems, new technologies, health law, and health policy is distinctive. He serves or has served as an advisor for major national organizations, associations, law firms, hospital systems, medical equipment/technology manufacturers, health care trade associations, insurers and government. He has been an external advisor to the President’s Commission on Ethical Issues in Biomedicine, Biomedical and Behavioral Research, the White House Educational Advisory Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as other healthcare and healthcare technology advisory boards and foundations. 

Dr Robbins serves as an Advisory Board member of the National Research Network for Comparative Effectiveness, A Board member for the DARTNet Institute.

He has authored/published seven books and over 350 articles, chapters and reviews in healthcare and has served as a columnist and national advisor for several healthcare journals. He was a major force in the early Hospice Movement. He was honored by Managed Healthcare Executive Magazine as among the "top ten keenest thinkers” in managed care. His innovative work in hospital and broader ethics has been has been y acclaimed in other national media and by the American Hospital Assn and Health Economics.

DEGREES

 

Harvard University Schools of Medicine/Public Health              Postdoctoral Masters of Public Health Jan 1980.

        Boston, MA

 

Boston College                                                                                     Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy - June 1974

        Chestnut Hill, MA

 

University of Oklahoma                                                                    Master of Arts - June 1972

        Norman, OK                                                                                         (Major:  Philosophy)

 

University of North Texas                                                                 Bachelor of Arts - June 1970

        Denton, TX                                                                                           (Major:  Philosophy)

 

University of Mississippi Law School                                              Several Law School Courses  1981-1983

       

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

Research Fellow in Medical Ethics, Harvard Univ School of Public Health 1979,80

Assoc Professor Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Studies at Ol Miss 1983

Involved with Development of AAFP RS Medical KOA Pilot 2010

Created San Diego Call Doc Evaluation Initiaitive 2009,10

NSF Chatauqua Fellow

Hogg Fellow University of Texas at Galveston, 1980

CardioMag  (Non Magnetic Device to Observe Flow Patterns of the Heart for early identification of  Silent Heart Attack

Cardiobeat   Non Invasive blue tooth impedance Cardiography product)

Zyto   bio-interactive technology product

4D Anatomy   Virtual dissection and virtual surgery platform

Research Fellow in Medical Ethics, Harvard Univ School of Public Health 1979,80

Assoc Professor Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Studies at Ol Miss 1983

Involved with Development of AAFP RS Medical KOA Pilot 2010

Created San Diego Call Doc Evaluation Initiative 2009,10

NSF Chautauqua Fellow

Hogg Fellow University of Texas at Galveston Medical Center, 1980

 

HIT and MEDICAL DEVICE/TECNHOLOGY SPECIFIC CONSULTATION

 

Board of Directors, DARTNET Institute

AAFP Senior Consultant (KS)

National Research Network Advisory Board (KS and CO)

Pearl Research Network (NY)

Consultant and Advisor CINA, Dallas Texas  Federated” Data Warehouse (TX)

RS Medical, Coverage, Payment, Research and Networking Liaison (WA)

Meretek Diagnostics   Government Relations and Reimbursement liaison( CO)

BD   Reimbursement liaison

CardioMag  (Non Magnetic Device to Observe Flow Patterns of the Heart for early identification of Silent Heart Attack (NY)

Cardiobeat   Non Invasive blue tooth impedance cardiography product) (AZ)

Zyto   bio-interactive technology product (UT)

4D Anatomy   Virtual dissection and virtual surgery platform (AZ and Budapest)

Close interactions with CIGNA HQ, Aetna, Kaiser, CMS, Homeland Security and Biodefense, United Health Care, PPOs, , NIH,  AMA, CPT, the RUC, Multiplan, Blue Cross National Assn and Several Major Blue Cross Plans including Wellpoint  and a wide range of other first and third party payors,

 

INTEGRATIVE/TRADITIONAL MEDICINE EXPERIENCE

 

Board Member, The Red Road to Native American Wellness Foundation MO

Spa Management Program Faculty and Board Member at ASU

White House Complementary and Alternative Medicine Educational Advisory Board Member

Board of Directors Zyto Corp, A Bioenergetics Company based in Utah, 2006-08

Head of Scientific Advisory Board Xito and later Zyto Corp 2005-6

President and Professor of Natural Medicine, The National College of Naturopathic Medicine Portland OR 2002,

Collaborative NCCAM grant development with Univ of OR Med Center

Chair Advisory Board in Chinese Medicine Rainstar University, Scottsdale

Advisor to American Assn of Oriental Medicine, part of keynote on Chinese Medicine Native American Interface 2006 AAOM Annual Meeting

Advisory Board Wellness Institute of the Warm Mineral Springs, Northport FL 2000-2001

 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, and ADVISORY BOARDS

 

Zyto Corp, Board of Directors and former head of Scientific Advisory Board

Head Scientific Advisory Bd of Genomics Co

Board, Member, the Ambage Spa

Head, Editorial Board, Managed Healthcare

Golden Springs LLC and The Springs University Center Advisory Board

National Managed Healthcare Congress Advisory Board

Bimark/Novartis Managed Care 2000 Advisory/Editorial Board 

CME Advisory Board for Certification Exam for American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and the National Board of Medical Examiners 1998

Editorial Board, Home Health Care Management and Practice 1996

Associate Editor MacNews Update, 1983-1986

Advisory Board, Medical Education Resources International 1982-1984

Grant from Michigan Department of Aging 1983

Grant from Michigan Department of Health 1983

Secured funding for Minister of Health and other visiting dignitaries from Soviet Far East from Johnson and Johnson, AMA, pharmaceutical companies and DME suppliers 1990 and 1991

Legal and Ethical Controversies in Long Term Care Conference Windsor ONT 1986

Hogg Foundation Fellowship University of Texas Galveston 1980

National Fund for Medical Education Fellowship (1 of 3 nationally) 1980

Fellow in Kennedy Interfaculty Program in Medical Ethics

AAAS/NSF Chatauqua Award 1977

Full Teaching Fellowship Boston College University

National Endowment for the Humanities Award in Ethics and Allied Health Professions 1981

North Carolina Humanities Council Grant for Conference on Ethical Issues In Biomedicine., 76

National Fund for Medical Education Fellowship 1979

Research Fellowship in Medical Ethics, Harvard 1980

Visiting Scholar, Harvard 1979

National Advisory Board Committee for National Endowment for the Humanities 1979-1980

Section Editor in Medical Ethics Journal of Emergency Nursing 1980-1983

 

EDITORIAL BOARDS/COLUMNIST

 

American Board of QA and UR Physicians (Editorial Board)

Journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (Editorial Board)

Managed Healthcare  (Editorial Board) columnist of legal and ethical issues 2 years and still on board

The Journal of Emergency Nursing  (section editor in Ethics)   3 years

Employee Time Inc (Time Life Fortune and Sports Illustrated  and Time Life Books 4 years

Journal of Home Health Management and Practice  (editorial Board member)  2 years

J. Pt Safety and Quality Healthcare

Kentucky Hospitals,  editorial advisor 3 years

Regular contributor of Continuing Care 2 years

Biomedical Writing Course participant with New England journal of Medicine editor

Author with McGraw Hill, Aspen, Thomson Publishers, Charles Thomas Publishers

ARTICLES WRITTEN ABOUT MY WORK IN NATIONAL JOURNALS

 

Two interviews in Medical Economics 2006 on Pilling Splitting and Ethics and Ethics and Medical Education

Interviewed in Health Economics by Gail Weiss (3 times in 2008-10)

 

Listed as among top ten thinkers in Managed Care Nationally October 1999 in Managed Health Care Magazine

 

National Worker Comp Magazine by David Caine on Legal and Ethical Issues in Capitation and Managed Care 1999

 

“Interview on New Perspectives on Do Not Resuscitate, Hospital Ethics, American Hospital Assn.  May 1988 (by Don Phillips, editor)

 

“Ethical Decisions via Rounds and Consults, Hospital Ethics, American Hospital Assn. September/October 1986 (by Don Phillips, editor)

 

“The Integrated Policy” Hospital Ethics, American Hospital Assn. September/October 1987

 

VIDEOTAPES AND VISUAL MEDIA

 

The Health Channel at Baylor Medical School 1998 Interview (half hour show)

 

Several TV/Radio interviews to promote Salve Regina Health Administration Graduate Program

 

Health Satellite Network  Los Angeles Aired to 2800 hospitals The Integrated Policy: Interview for Princeton Insurance company’s risk management program Princeton N.J.September,1988

 

American Education Institute Video on Standards and Liability Involving Consent and End of Life Decision Making 1997

 

Health Information Network, Princeton, New Jersey-- 6 hrs. of airtime on the topic of

 

Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare w/Karen Quinlan's attorney, atty. for the office of the ombudsman for the State of new Jersey and physicians involved in the Quinlan case  1986

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

Pepperdine University Pepperdine University                                Adjunct Professor of Health Policy  2006-2012

Graduate School of Public Policy

Malibu, CA

 

Arizona State University                                                             Adjunct Professor,  Carey School of Business   2005- and Acting Chair Health and Human Services 2006-  Board of Spa Management Program in Exercise and      Wellness, 2008 Faculty Dept Exercise and Wellness . Appointment ended 2009

                                                                                                                       

National College of Naturopathic Medicine                                  Tenured Professor of Natural Medicine and President        2003

Portland, OR

 

Loyola University Medical Center                                                   Adjunct Associate Professor   1994 – 2002 

        Maywood, IL

                                                                                                                Duties:  Teach Courses (Selectives) to fourth year medical students. Taught in first year ethics sequence. Participated in and/or offered various ethics grand rounds

 

Wayne State University and Affiliated Hospitals                       Adjunct Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine  Detroit, MI                                                                         and Clinical Ethicist VAMC   1985 - 1989

 

                                                                                                                Duties:  Taught Medical Ethics, participated in grand rounds and medical and surgical reports. Clinical Ethicist for the VA Medical Center and Director of Medical Ethics for MICU, SICU, CCU,  Pulmonary and Oncology Units at Sinai Hospital

 

Salve Regina College                                                                          Associate Professor and Director of 

        Newport, RI                                                                                  Graduate Program-Health Administration 83 - 85

 

                                                                                                                Duties:  Directed program in Health Administration, including budgeting, hiring, counseling and curriculum design.  Taught courses in Ethics, Health Law, Health Policy, Health Finance, Health Economics and Health Care Services Administration.

                                                                                                               

University of Mississippi                                                                    Associate Professor        1981- 1983

        Oxford, MS                                                                                  

                                                                                                                Duties:  Part of  Research Institute and Department of Health Services Administration. Taught courses in Legislation and Policy, Ethics, Health Services and Health Law.  Also served as section editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing (1979-82) and Associate Editor for MacNews Update - A computer software review publication (1979-1982).

 

Boston University                                                                                School of Public Health, Graduate Course in Health Policy 1981

 

Harvard University                                                                             Research Fellow in Medical Ethics in the        

        Boston, MA                                                                                  Kennedy Interfaculty Program in Medical Ethics. Assisted Francis Glessner Lee Professor Wm. J. Curran Law Medicine Notes Editor of the New England Medical Journal and Co-coordinated Clinical Ethics Rounds at Childrens’ Hospital Medical         Center in Boston. Assisted in Ethics in Geriatrics Course and in Community Health

                                                                                                                Improvement Program      1979-1980

 

University of North Carolina                                                             Assistant Professor

        Wilmington, NC                                                                          

                                                                                                                Duties:  taught in the Department of Philosophy and Religion courses in Ethics and Biomedical Ethics.  Designed  conferences and community education programs. 1975 - 1979

 

Northeastern University                                                                    Taught ethics and Medcial ethics related                     Boston, MA                                                                                        courses 1974-1975

 

Boston College                                                                                     Teaching Fellow  1972 - 1974

        Chestnut Hill, MA                                                                      

                                                                                                               

 

NON ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Integrated Decisions, Ethics, Alternatives                                       President            1983 - Present

        and Solutions (IDEAS)

IDEAS was created to have a vehicle to address emerging and thorny issues that arose in care delivery and payment reform. I have worked for more than 30 years as a Keynote Speaker, Author and Consultant in Healthcare Ethics, Health Law and Health Policy. I served as an advisor to two cases before the US Supreme Ct. and for several other law firms, I was the first ethics expert certified in a Washington DC court. I have extensive experience in seminar development and presentations evidenced by serving on the education advisory boards or as a consultant to the National Managed Health care Congress, Medical Education Resources International, The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review physicians, JCAHO and others. I developed and delivered educational programs for several health care trade associations and specialty societies. I also spent several years working with ethics policy development and medical risk management as well as with helping to cultivate hospice in the U.S.. This has been a combination of consultation, advising  strategic networking, speaking, writing and problem solving. Since 2003, I have also been involved with developing strategic initiatives to position companies to achieve adequate and timely reimbursement and payment. I have extensive strategic relationships with national payers and with influential thought leaders. I also have served as a government relations and marketing strategy advisor to an international diagnostics company as well as marketing and reimbursement design advisor and worked closely with payors payment and reimbursement activities for a several medical equipment manufacturers.

 Over the past few years I have become increasingly involved on the Health Information Technology Comparative effectiveness interface and working with cutting edge HIT partners nationally and internationally.

 

Time Inc.                                                                                 District Sales Manager    1964-1968

 

Duties:   Responsible for Time Life Books innovative sales experiment in states of VA. W. Va. MD. DC, and PA.  Formerly assistant manager in Dallas office and Manager in PA Developed marketing and attrition strategies and materials for nascent Time Life Books program.  Coordinated findings with HQ in NY

 

 

Meretek Diagnostics                                                                           2003-2004

                                                                                                                Consultant on Liaison on Reimbursement and Government Affairs

 

Duties    Served as  a reimbursement and government affairs liaison, making introductions, opening doors and cultivating relationships. This involved creating avenues, providing strategic contacts us to cultivate key contacts with appropriate payers, strategic medical partners and other centers of influence. It involved working with and often accompanying head of payers and government affairs to maximize effectiveness and assure timely follow-up. Other duties involve identifying and removing impediments to deployment, acquisition and payment of the technology/product. It also involved generating new contacts and introducing director to key decision makers from the payer side and those who influence payer decisions. I served as a barometer of health care trends helped define new avenues for expanding customer base in such areas as self funded employers, and expanding business base. I also made introductions to political contacts that play major role in health care agendas, capitalized on relationships with VA, IHS, Medical Schools, Health Care Consortia and clinical facilities and clinical organizations nationwide as well as provided support, contacts and identified strategies to fulfill State Specific Initiatives and resolve/preclude state specific problems. Also involved with successful CPT code revision and editorial change.

 

The Policy Group, LLC                                                            Co-Founder             2004-2011

Duties: Develop strategic initiatives to position a company to achieve adequate and timely reimbursement.. Help accelerate client endeavors in reimbursement strategy both pre-and post- approval, , cultivate coding change applications and reimbursement, target strategic alliances of behalf of clients, cultivate strategic relationships with payers and centers of influence, assist clients with high level networking, provide introductions to strategic partners and policymakers, serve as barometers to anticipate political trends and change and influence national policy development.

 

 

 

ETHICS AND HEALTH LAW-SPECIFIC TRAINING/CONSULTATION

 

YEAR LONG POSTDOCTORAL ETHICS FELLOWSHIP

Fellow in Kennedy Interfaculty Program in Medical Ethics through the Division of Legal Medicine at Harvard.

 

FORMAL COURSEWORK IN MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

·         Human Rights in Health (Harvard School Public Health)

·         Law and Medicine (Harvard Medical School)

·         Law and Public Policy (Harvard School Public Health)

 

LAW SCHOOL COURSES

·         Torts I

·         Torts II

·         Health Law

·         Law and Political Process

·         Products Liability

 

FORMAL COURSEWORK IN ETHICS

·         Ph.D. in Philosophy

·         Year-long Fellow in Ethics at Harvard

·         Coursework in School of Public Health and School of Medicine including

·         Ethics in Geraitrics

·         Foundations of Decision Theory and Cost Benefit Analysis

·         Uncertainty in Psychiatry

·         Inducing Social Change

·         Hogg Fellowship UT Galveston

·         NEH Fellowship University of Kentucky

 

ETHICS CONTENT ADVISOR FOR NATIONAL PROGRAMS

·         National Managed Healthcare Congress

·         The Joint Commission

·         The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians

·         Mosby

·         Medical Media Associates

·         Medical Education Resources International

·         Case Management Society of America

·         McGraw-Hill

·         Hill-Rom

·         Bimark

 

CLINICAL ETHICIST

·         Sinai Hospital (MI) Director of Medical Ethics MICU, CCU, SICU, Oncology, and Pulmonary)

·         In House Clinical Ethicist Consultant for Allen Park VA in conjunction with: Wayne State Medical School,  Wm. Beaumont Hospital (MI) ,The Levine Institute on Aging.

VA Medical Centers in IL, MI, KY, SD, WV

 

EDITORIAL BOARDS (ETHICS ADVISOR / CONTRIBUTOR)

·         Managed Healthcare

·         Home Health Management and Practice

·         McGraw-Hill Companies

·         Journal of Emergency Nursing

 

NATIONAL BOARD EXAM DEVELOPMENT RE ETHICS

·         The American Board of Quality Assurance and Risk Management Physicians

·         The National Board of Medical Examiners

 

POLICY AND PROCEDURES DEVELOPMENT, ETHICS COMMITTEE DEVELOPMENT COUPLED WITH IN-SERVICE EDUCATION

·         Kentucky Hospital Association (developed model withholding/withdrawing life prolonging procedures for all affiliated KHA hospitals in the Commonwealth)

·         Princeton Insurance Company

·         Michigan Non Profit Homes Association (Developed 4 state/Canada LTC conference)

·         Glaxo Wellcome Pharmaceuticals (ethics programs around nation past 10 years)

·         San Dimas Hospital (CA) (Integrated Policy development)

·         Glendora Hospital (CA) (Integrated Policy development)

·         John Randolph Hospital (VA) (Integrated Policy development)

·         HCA Bluegrass Hospital (KY) (Integrated Policy development)

·         Pontiac General Hospital (MI) (Integrated Policy development)

·         Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mental Health and End of Life Issues

·         Battle Creek VA (MI) Mental Health and End of Life Issues

·         Tri-cities Hospital, Oceanside CA (Integrated Policy development)

·         Muhlenberg Medical Center New Jersey (Integrated Policy development)

·         SE Baptist Regional Medical Center (Integrated Policy development)

·         Baptist Medical Center and Lourdes Hospital (Integrated Policy development)

·         Arizona Baptist Hospital System (System wide ethics consultant)

·         Providence Hospital (MI) Ethics and Risk Management Consultant

 

POLICY/STANDARDS RELATED

·         The Arkansas Cost Containment Commission

·         The Joint Commission (in house consultant re networks, managed care, LTC, and Home Health educational programs, international and field education programs)

·         The California Hospital Association

·         AMI Hospitals of California

·         The Arizona Baptist Hospital System

·         The Kentucky Baptist Hospital System

·         NJ Citizens Bioethics Advisory Commission

·         International Workgroup on Dying, Death, & Bereavement

 

NATIONAL TOURS

Toured the nation for three years offering hundreds of programs on

·         "Standards and Liability Surrounding Informed Consent and End of Life Decision Making: A Guide for Ethics Committees"

·         "Pulling the Plug"

·         "The Integrated Policy"

·         "Withholding / Withdrawing Life-prolonging Medical Procedures: A Guide for Ethics Committees"

 

VIDEOTAPE DEVELOPMENT

·         Health Care Satellite Network (NJ) National Interview

·         Hospital Satellite Network (CA) National Interview 6000 Hospitals

·         The Health Channel Interview (Baylor Medical Center, Houston) - International Audience

·         University of Texas-Southwestern

·         American Educational Institute

·         Mosby MCMC

·         Case Management Society of America

 

Health Law Experience

 

LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT (ACTIVE DEVELOPING/INFLUENCING ETHICS-SPECIFIC LEGISLATION)

·         Maine

·         Massachusetts

·         Rhode Island

·         West Virginia

·         Kentucky

·         New Jersey

·         New York

·         The Presidents Commission on Ethical Issues in Biomedicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research

 

EXPERT WITNESS/ADVISOR

·         Expert on ethical issues in capitation and managed care for Mark Hiepler, J. D.

·         Hiepler and Hiepler, Oxnard CA

·         Involved in developing U.S. Supreme Ct Brief on case to be heard February 2000 involving fiduciary duty and direct financial incentives

·         Served as a consultant or advisor to such risk management and health organizations as: HCA, AMI, Southern Medical Association, American Society of Law and Medicine, and The President's Commission on the Ethical Issues in Biomedicine and Behavioral Research.

·         Worked closely with Wm. J. Curran, the editor of "Health Law Notes" at the New England Medical Journal.

 

POLICY AND PROCEDURES DEVELOPMENT COUPLED WITH IN-SERVICE EDUCATION - LAW ORIENTED

 

·         West Virginia Health Care Association (worked with association and Attorney General's office regarding Durable power of attorney revisions)

·         Maine Probate Court System (all day session on advance directives for Maine Probate Judges and Court Reporters) 

·         State of Maine Dept. of Adult Protective Services


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

·         BOOKS

 

Robbins, Dennis A. Putting Healthcare Promises into Practice: Strategies and Innovations for Better Managing Care  in press, Delmar Publishers,  February 2000

 

Robbins, Dennis A . Managed Care On Trial: Recapturing Trust, Integrity and Accountability in Healthcare  McGraw Hill June 1998

 

Robbins, Dennis A.  Integrating Managed Care and Ethics: Transforming Challenges Into Positive Outcomes McGraw Hill  March 1998

 

Robbins, Dennis A.  Ethical and Legal  Issues in Home Care and Long Term Care: Challenges and Solutions  Gaithersburg MD  Aspen  Systems 1996

 

Robbins, Dennis A. Legal & Ethical Issues in Cancer Care, Springfield: Charles Thomas, August 1983.

 

Robbins, Dennis A.  ed. w Allen Dyer, M.D., Ph.D. Ethical Dimensions of Clinical Medicine, (primary author)., Springfield: Charles Thomas August 1981.

 

Robbins, Dennis A. Ethical Issues in Biomedicine and Related Areas edited conference proceedings 1978

 

          CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

Robbins, Dennis A. and Douglas Emery “Fiscal Arrogance and Capitation: Are there Ethical and Economic Antidotes? in: Global Fees for Episodes of Care: New Approaches to Health Care Finance  Douglas W. Emery editor McGraw Hill Sept 1998

Robbins Dennis.A. and Mangum R. “Ethics and the New Synergy of Rehabilitation” The Joint American Hospital Assn/ American Rehabilitation Assn Proceedings AHA Publishing 1995

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding  Care of Patients of  Diminished  Competence” Alzheimers Disease and   Dementia  Plenum Press , 1987.

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Legal and Ethical Issues in Terminal Illness Care for Patients, Families  Caregivers and Institutions” in Loss and Anticipatory Grief  (ed.  Therese Rando ) D.C. Heath . 1986.

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Examining Rights of the Terminally Ill Incompetent Patient:  Legal and Ethical   Considerations,” with John Blum, J.D., S.M., in Ethical Dimensions of Clinical

Medicine, Charles Thomas, 1981

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Uncertainty:  An Unresolved Problem in Clinical Medicine and  Ethics,” in Ethical Dimensions of Clinical Medicine, Charles Thomas, 1981.

 

Blum, J. and Robbins, Dennis A. “Institutional and Personnel Licensure in Hospice” in Hospice Policy and Public Programs ed. by Paul Torrens  Chicago: AHA 1984                                                

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “A Prototype For Identifying And Adjudicating Ethical Conflict:--   The Robbins Model for Decision-Making”, in Grief, Dying and Bereavement: Clinical Interventions for Care Givers by Therese Rando, Ph.D., Research Press,  Champaign, IL., 1984 pp 420-

   

  ARTICLES IN JOURNALS:

Robbins, Dennis A.  “Stewardship and Health Reform” February 2011 Case in Point

G Bayne M.D./ Dennis Robbins  “Employing Electrotherapeutic Pain  Mgt AACP Frontiers April 2010

Robbins, Dennis A. “Ask the Expert”    Case In Point March 2010

Robbins, Dennis A. ,Bill Carroll  “Innovations in Electrotherapy”  Case in Point April May 2010

Robbins,  Dennis A, & Tom Wilson Ph,D. “In Praise of Transparency and  Opacity”, J,. PSQH Nov/ Dec  2006

Brill, J and Robbins Dennis A. “The Moral Hazard Undermining Health Care”, J. PSQH Jan/ Feb  2006

Robbins, Dennis A, “Healthcare Cost and Quality J Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare Sept/Oct 2006

Robbins, Dennis A “Recapture the Power of Ethics” J Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare July/Aug 2006

 

Robbins, Dennis A and Joel Brill, Part D and “Consumerism, Patient Safety and Quality” Healthcare  Aug 2006 

 

Robbins, Dennis A and Joel V. Brill, MD “Assessing the Price of Paying for Performance” w/Brill   Managed Healthcare Executive 2006

Robbins, Dennis A, and Joel Brill MD   “Medication Therapy Management: Challenge and Opportunity” J Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare Jan/Feb 2006

 

 Robbins, Dennis A, Mark Pilley MD,,Joel Brill MD   Integrity, Disparity and Payment, J Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare March/April 2006

 

Joel Brill and Robbins Dennis A “Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Tip of the Ethical Iceberg” J Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare May/ June 2006 “

 

 

Robbins, Dennis A. Blending Ethics and Empowerment with Consumer Driven Healthcare Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare May June 2005

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Healthy Advice from the 4th Century BC” Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare  Nov   2005

 

Robbins, Dennis A/Joel V. Brill, “Part D and Health Care Literacy:  It’s Not As Easy as 1, 2, 3” Managed Healthcare Executive  Fall 2005

 

Robbins, Dennis A, “” Healthy Advice from the 4th Century BC  J Patient Safety Quality Healthcare 11/12  2005

Robbins, Dennis A. “Ethics: From Toothless Barking to Problem Solving Tool”, Journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare  February 2005

Robbins, Dennis A” Towards an Ethics of Helping and Healing” Continuing Care November/December 2000

Robbins, Dennis A “Weaving Wellness Into Mainstream Medicine

Robbins, Dennis A. Ethics, Decisional Capacity, and Literacy: Protecting Patients, Empowering Practitioners

Journal of Assisted Lving Consult in press 2005

 

Robbins, Dennis A   “Ethics: From Toothless Barking to Problem Solving Tool”, Journal of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality, March 2005

Blending Ethics and Empowerment with Consumer-Driven Health Care with Joel Brill M.D. FACG  Journal of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality, April 2005

Robbins, Dennis A   “Ethics and P4P”, Journal of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality, May 2005

Robbins, Dennis A” Towards an Ethics of Helping and Healing” Continuing Care November/December 2000

Robbins, Dennis A “Weaving Wellness Into Mainstream Medicine” Managed Healthcare August 2000

Robbins, Dennis A “Taking the High Road” Continuing Care July/August 2000 pp 22-26 (cover story)

Robbins, Dennis A “Judging the Future: Supreme Court’s Decision in Herdrich v Pegram Could Shape Managed Care in the 21st Century”, Continuing Care March 2000

Robbins, Dennis A “The Herdrich Care: A Potpourri of Ethical Issues before the US Supreme Ct” ,Continuing Care, February 2000.

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Putting Care Above Profit: Revisiting Advocacy, Denial of Payment and Compromised Care” Continuing Care April 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Putting Promises into Practice   Continuing Care   September 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Avoiding the Appearance of Wrongdoing” Managed Healthcare October 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A.” Venturing Through the Thicket of Legal Liability: An Update on Goodrich V Aetna  Managed Healthcare August 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Ethics, Innovation, and Fitness? C’mon!”, Managed Healthcare May 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Putting Care Above Profit: Revisiting Advocacy, Denial of Payment and Compromised Care” Continuing Care April 1999

Robbins, Dennis A. “Putting Promises into Practice   Continuing Care   September 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Avoiding the Appearance of Wrongdoing” Managed Healthcare October 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A.” Venturing Through the Thicket of Legal Liability: An Update on Goodrich V Aetna  Managed Healthcare August 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Ethics, Innovation, and Fitness? C’mon!”, Managed Healthcare May 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “The Silent PPO” Managed Healthcare  June 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Legal Issues: News article Karen Johnson and Goodrich” Managed Healthcare, March 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Hippocrates: Friend or Foe of Managed Care? Managed Healthcare” 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. "American Healthcare at the Crossroads" Managed Healthcare, January 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A. "Does Managed Care Care? Managed Care On Trial", Health Care Review May 1998

 

Robbins, Dennis A. "Ethical Issues in Care: Unpacking Hidden and Aberrant Agendas" Homecare March 1996

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Putting Healthcare Promises into Practice September 1999 Continuing Care pp 14-18

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Ethical Issues in Physician Capitation” (Letter) New England Journal of Medicine Jan 28, 1999

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Managed Care in Transition: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity”, Managed Healthcare, December 1998

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Does Managed Care Care? Managed Care On Trial”, Health Care Review May 1998

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Ethical Issues in Homecare” Home Health Management and Practice Jan 1998

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Managing Information Technologies: Ethical Concerns” The Remington Report ,November 1996

 

Robbins, Dennis A "Ethics and Managed Home Care: Unpacking Hidden and Aberrant Agendas" Homecare  March 1996

               

Robbins, Dennis A “Managed Care and Patient Rights'-Feature Article Home Health care Business Report 1996

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Ethics and Managed Care: A Contradiction?” Homecare March 1996

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “The DeGrella Case: New Implications and Opportunities for Healthy Reform in

Kentucky”: Kentucky Hospitals Fall 1993  pp. 14-18

 

Robbins, Dennis A “The Edge of Life: Advance Directives Protocols and the Patient Self Determination Act” Kentucky Hospitals  Winter 1992

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Do Advance Directives Have more Rights than Patients  Kentucky Hospitals), Winter 1992

 

Robbins, Dennis A Are Rights Wrong?” Kentucky Hospitals January 1991

 

Robbins, Dennis A “The Integrated Policy” Invited article HCA Risk Management Review (Hospital Corporation of America),  May June 1989

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Do EMT's Have A Duty To Resuscitate?” Kentucky Hospitals Spring 1989

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Policies to Integrate Clinical and Administrative Ethics” Michigan Hospitals December 1988  pp.19-24 

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Do EMT's Have A Duty To Resuscitate?” Kentucky Hospitals  Spring 1989 pp. 14-17.

 

Robbins, Dennis A “New Policies for Withholding/ Withdrawing Life Supports” Provider -Fall Issue  1988

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Patients Wishes and Clinical Ethics” Kentucky Hospitals  Fall 1988”

 

Robbins, Dennis A “New Perspectives on DNR  Kentucky Hospitals Winter 1988    

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Autonomy and Authority: New Directions in Substitute Decision Making” Kentucky Hospitals, Volume 2. Issue 4,  Special  Legislative Issue,  Fall 1985 ,pp. 10-13

 

Robbins, Dennis A w/Lora  Robbins, M.S., L.S. H.S.A. “Dealing With Older Persons’ Fear of Medical Environments” Kentucky Hospitals, JU 1986

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Agonizing over Ethical Dilemmas or Developing Administrative  Policies to  Provide  Guidance: It's Your Choice!”, Kentucky Hospitals ,Winter Issue ,1985

 

Robbins, Dennis A. Feature Article - “Update:  The Removal of Feeding Supports in Long-Term

Facilities,” Journal of Long-Term Care  Administration  Spring, 1985, pp. 3-7

 

Robbins, Dennis A “ w/ T. Gidley, LL.B “Must We Resuscitate Every Patient?, Journal of Emergency Nursing June 1984

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Legal and Ethical Considerations in Emergency Care  J  Emergency Services December 1984

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Must Emergency Departments Save Every Life?”, Journal of the RI Medical  Society  December 1984

 

Robbins, Dennis A “The Convoluted Scope of Emergency Care,  Journal of Emergency Nursing,  January 1984

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Reevaluating Talk of “Rights” in Medical Care”, Journal of Emergency Nursing,, January 83

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Uncertainty & Ethics:  Implications for the Provision of Care,” Journal of Emergency Nursing, June 83

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Pain Control:  Information, Palliation or Toxification?,Journal of Emergency Nursing, January-February 1982

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Ethics and the Emergency Department  Nurse,” Journal of Emergency Nursing, May-June 1982  p. 100-103

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Reduced Federal Monies:  Conflicts in Ethics and Policy,” Journal of Emergency Nursing, July-August 1982

 

Robbins, Dennis A ““Ethical Questions Surrounding  Neighborhood Emergency Centers': Balancing Access  With Quality,” Journal of Emergency Nursing, September-October 1982

 

Robbins, Dennis A w/John Blum J.D, Regulation: Current Laws Hold Key to Hospice Licensure Hospitals December 1, 1982

 

Robbins, Dennis A w/ M.Hanson R.N. &. P.Weiss M.D. “Ethical Issue of Emergency Care,”, Journal of Emergency Nursing, June 1981

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Cost Containment and Terminal Care:  An Essay Into The Ethics Of Appropriateness,” Journal of Long-Term Care Administration, December  1981

 

Robbins, Dennis A and Blum J. “Court Intervention & the Diminution of Patients' Rights”,  New England Journal of  Medicine, February 26, 1981

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Dumping the Dope of Overdosed Patients, Journal of Emergency Nursing November/December 1981

 

Robbins, Dennis A “Smoking, Nursing Professionalism and Ethics,  Journal of Emergency Nursing,,  March 1981

 

Robbins, Dennis A. “Hospice Licensure and Regulation,  The Omega Report, February1980

 

 Robbins, Dennis A  w/ John Blum  “Developing a Model Geriatrics Patients' Bill of Rights” Patients' Rights Digest, M 80

 

Robbins, Dennis A “A Contemporary Dilemma in Regulation and Ethics” Omega Report,  February., 1980

 

National Speaking Tours 1985-1987

·        Who’s in Charge of the Hopelessly Ill Patient?

 

January 8, 1985                                                                                         NYC

January 9, 1985                                                                                         Baltimore

January 16, 1985                                                                                      Ann Arbor

January 17, 1985                                                                                      Pittsburgh

April 3, 1985                                                                                               Boston

April 4, 1985                                                                                               Syracuse

April 12, 1985                                                                                            Philadelphia

April 13, 1985                                                                                            Washington DC

April 19, 1985                                                                                            Ft. Lauderdale

April 20, 1985                                                                                            Chicago

April 26, 1985                                                                                            Atlanta

April 27, 1985                                                                                            Cleveland

 

·        Standards Liability, and Informed Consent: Developing Policies for Removal of Life Supports

 

June 9, 1986                                                                                                       Syracuse

June 10,1986                                                                                                      Toronto, ONT CAN

June 24, 1986                                                                                                     Hartford, CT

June 26, 1986                                                                                                     Dearborn, MI

June 27, 1986                                                                                                     Cleveland OH

July10, 1986                                                                                                       Milwaukee, WI

July 11, 1986                                                                                                      St. Louis, MO

July 25, 1986                                                                                                      Philadelphia, PA

August 14, 1986                                                                                                Cincinnati, OH

August 15, 1986                                                                                                Washington DC

August 28, 1986                                                                                                Atlanta, GA

August 29 1986                                                                                                 Miami, FL

September 5, 1986                                                                                            Minneapolis, MN

September 10, 1986                                                                                          Los Angeles. CA

September 11, 1986                                                                                          San Francisco, CA

September 12, 1986                                                                                          Seattle, WA

November 5, 1986                                                                                            Portland, OR

November 6, 1986                                                                                            Vancouver, Canada

November 7, 1986                                                                                            Calgary

November 12, 1986                                                                                          Boston, MA

November 13, 1986                                                                                          Toronto

November 14, 1986                                                                                          Albany NY

December 1, 1986                                                                                            Honolulu

December  9, 1986                                                                                            Memphis

December 10, 1986                                                                                           Houston

December 11, 1986                                                                                           Kansas City

December 15, 1986                                                                                           Pittsburgh

December 16, 1986                                                                                           Raleigh

December 17, 1986                                                                                           Tampa

January  26, 1987                                                                                             New York

 

“Pulling the Plug”

 

January 16, 1987                                                                                      Las Vegas

January 19, 1987                                                                                      San Francisco CA

January 30, 1987                                                                                      Phoenix AZ

January 26, 1987                                                                                      Washington DC

January 27, 1987                                                                                      Jacksonville FL

February 9, 1987                                                                                       Boston MA

February 16, 1987                                                                                     Ann Arbor, MI

February 17, 1987                                                                                     Chicago, IL

February 23, 1987                                                                                     Toronto Canada

February 24, 1987                                                                                     Philadelphia PA

May 7, 1987                                                                                               NYC

May  8, 1987                                                                                              Hartford

May  9, 1987                                                                                              Ann Arbor

May  11, 1987                                                                                           Columbus

May  26, 1987                                                                                           Niagara Falls

June  18, 1987                                                                                            Ft. Lauderdale

June  19,1987                                                                                             Atlanta

July  9, 1987                                                                                               Chicago

July  10, 1987                                                                                             Cleveland

July 16, 1987                                                                                              Philadelphia

July  17,1987                                                                                              Charleston

July 23, 1987                                                                                              Hyannis

July 24, 1987                                                                                              Bangor

 

·        Integrating Clinical and Administrative Ethics

 

September 9, 1987                                                                                    Philadelphia

September 10, 1987                                                                                  Chicago

September 14, 1987                                                                                  Boston

September 17, 1987                                                                                  Columbus

September 18, 1987                                                                                  NYC

September 19, 1987                                                                                  Toronto

October 1, 1987                                                                                         Uppsala College NJ

October 13, 1987                                                                                       Cincinnati

October 14, 1987                                                                                       New Orleans

October 19, 1987                                                                                       Kansas City

October 20, 1987                                                                                       Phoenix

October 26, 1987                                                                                       Pittsburgh

January 25, 1988                                                                                      Philadelphia

January 26, 1988                                                                                      NYC

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND MOST RECENT KEYNOTES

 

Innovations in Wellness: The Right care Initiative   World Congress Santa Monica CA June 2011 w Hattiie Hanley CA Office of Managed care 

 

Opal Conference   Structuring Data to Maximize Interconnectivity, Collaboration and Efficiency for Patients Providers and Plans   Arlington, VA Sept 2011

 

Opal Conference   Medicare Advantage Summit San Diego  Optimizing Opportunities for Demonstrable Innovation August 2011

 

Opal Conference Medical Devices Summit San Diego   May  2011  “The CER/HIT Interface

 

Chair, World Congress Comparative Effectiveness Meetings and Panelists on Practice Based CER and Ethics Feb 2011

 

Plenary Session on the Ethics of Collaboration with Michel LaCerte International Assn of Rehab Professionals Scottsdale 2011

 

Opal Conference Medical Devices Summit Boston  March 2011   Can CER Drive Investment? with E Stewart AAFP and Bill Carroll Meagan Medical

 

Opal Medicare Collaboration Summit   CER and Innovation with Jeff Flick, Wellpoint in San Diego July 2011

 

Opal Conference Medical Devices Summit San Diego June 2011   The HIT/CER/Health care Affordability Act Panelist

 

World Congress on Innovation Los Angeles May 2011

 

Chair, World Congress Comparative Effectiveness Meetings and Panelists on Practice Based CER and Ethics Feb 2011

 

Plenary Session on the Ethics of Collaboration with Michel LaCerte International Assn of Rehab Professionals Scottsdale 2011

 

Innovations ion Electrotherapy Case Mgt Annual Meetings in Orlando 2010

 

Understanding Electrotherapy with Elaine Key R.N. Arkansas Work Com Spring Fling Meetings Hot Springs April 2010

 

Innovations in Electrotherapy VAMC Med Center Phoenix Oct 2010

 

Hawaii Claims Conference June 2010   “Exploring Innovations in Electrotherapy”

 

Innovations in Pain Management and Home Care: Treating the Sickest Sick with M Frabotta and Bill Carroll “Case Management Society of America’s Annual National Meeting  Orlando June 2010

 

Understanding Electrotherapy with Elaine Key R.N. Arkansas Work Com Spring Fling Meetings Hot Springs April 2010

 

End of Life Decision Making : Tracing the Legal Legacy  Body Positive Regional Conference  Scottsdale, AZ  Oct 2007

 

“The Native American/Chinese Medicine Healing Interface” with Lloyd Wright L.ac., and Jim Goodin   American Assn of Oriental Medicine Annual Meeting   November, 2006

 

“Ethics and Leadership”   Long Island Catholic Health System  September 2006

 

“Ethics and Biotechnology Drugs” Panel with Mark Leib M.D. J.D and Wayne Lednar M.D. Ph.D. American Assn of Managed Care Pharmacists. Nashville October 2005

 

 “Tracing the Legal and Ethical Legacy from Quinlan to Schiavo” Chicago American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians September 2005

 

“Ethics, Evidence and Consumer Driven Health Care” with Joel Brill M.D. FACG  Boston SRI Diesase Management Symposium

August 2005

 

“Ethics and Evidence Based Medicine” World Congress,  Scottsdale AZ Feb 2005

 

Ethics and Genomics AAMPC, Scottsdale March 2005

 

“Ethics and Leadership”   Long Island Catholic Health System  September 2006

 

“Ethics and Biotechnology Drugs” Panel with Mark Leib M.D. J.D and Wayne Lednar M.D. Ph.D. American Assn of Managed Care Pharmacists. Nashville October 2005

 

 “Tracing the Legal and Ethical Legacy from Quinlan to Schiavo” Chicago American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians September 2005

 

“Ethics, Evidence and Consumer Driven Health Care” with Joel Brill M.D. FACG  Boston SRI Diesase Management Symposium

August 2005

 

“Ethics and Evidence Based Medicine” World Congress,  Scottsdale AZ Feb 2005

 

Ethics and Genomics AAMPC, Scottsdale March 2005

 

4 national web casts on Ethics and Biotech drugs with Bill Shergy M.D. (sponsored by PRIME Inc.

 

“Ethics Safety and Biotechnology”   National Assn Clinical Pharmacist Meeting April 2005, Denver

 

Keynote: “The E Factor: Ethics, Leadership and Bioterrorism” NMHCC National Meeting  Spring 2004

 

Keynote “Ethics and Payment Systems” National Assn of Medical Auditors Meeting San Diego 2003

 

“Ethics and Managed Care” Banner Health Systems Desert Samaritan Hospitals  Spring 2003

 

Keynote: Weaving Wellness Into the Mainstream: New Horizons and Opportunities April 6, 2002 Orlando, National College of Oriental Medicine

 

Keynote: “Putting Healthcare Promises into Practice” District IX Blue Cross Plans Phoenix

March 2000

 

Keynote: “Using Ethics to Solve the Cost/Care Puzzle” Texas Case Mgt Assn TRACM , Corpus Christi, TX. November 19, 1999

 

Keynote: “ American Healthcare at the Crossroads: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity”

Mosby  San Diego, CA.  Sept. 24, 1999

 

 

4 national web casts on Ethics and Biotech drugs with Bill Shergy M.D. (sponsored by PRIME Inc.

 

“Ethics Safety and Biotechnology”   National Assn Clinical Pharmacist Meeting April 2005, Denver

 

Keynote: “The E Factor: Ethics, Leadership and Bioterrorism” NMHCC National Meeting  Spring 2004

 

Keynote “Ethics and Payment Systems” National Assn of Medical Auditors Meeting San Diego 2003

 

“Ethics and Managed Care” Banner Health Systems Desert Samaritan Hospitals  Spring 2003

 

Keynote: Weaving Wellness Into the Mainstream: New Horizons and Opportunities April 6, 2002 Orlando, National College of Oriental Medicine

 

Keynote: “Putting Healthcare Promises into Practice” District IX Blue Cross Plans Phoenix

March 2000

 

Keynote: “Using Ethics to Solve the Cost/Care Puzzle” Texas Case Mgt Assn TRACM , Corpus Christi, TX. November 19, 1999

 

Keynote: “ American Healthcare at the Crossroads: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity”

Mosby  San Diego, CA.  Sept. 24, 1999

 

 

Keynote: “Using Ethics to Solve the Cost/Care Puzzle” Texas Case Mgt Assn TRACM , Corpus Christi, TX. November 19, 1999

 

Keynote: “ American Healthcare at the Crossroads: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity”

Mosby  San Diego, CA.  Sept. 24, 1999

 

Keynote:“ Ethical Issues In Managed Mental Healthcare” National Community Behavioral Health Conference Atlanta, GA.,  March 1999

 

Keynote: “ Putting Promises into Practice” National Managed Health Care Congress, Atlanta GA., March 1999

 

Keynote: “Managed Care Litigation and Its Impact on Disease Management” National Managed Care Disease Management Congress,  Pasadena, CA. Feb 1999

 

Keynote: “Managed Care on Trial” International Managed Care Congress Las Vegas, NV December 1998

 

Keynote: “ Integrating Managed care and Ethics” National Blue Cross Medical Directors’ Meeting Indian Wells, CA November 1998”

 

Keynote: JCAHO National Home Care and Hospice Meeting  Managing Change While Safeguarding Quality” Chicago, IL  July 26, 1998

 

Keynote:”Navigating Treacherous Ethical Waters” Case Management Society of America Reno NV,  May 1998

 

Keynote: “Managed Care on Trial  Indiana Managed Care Task Force, Indianapolis, IN. 1998

 

Keynote:  “Navigating Change: Ethical and Legal Challenges” JCAHO National Long Term Care and Assisted Living Meeting, Chicago, IL April 1998

 

Medical Directors Retreat “Integrating Managed Care and Ethics” Parke Davis Medical Directors’ Retreat  Traverse City, MI  August 16, 1998

 

Keynote: Exploring Ethical Challengers in Home Care” Colorado Home Care Assn, Denver, CO  September 1998

 

Keynote: “Ethical Issues Associated with Direct Financial Incentives and Capitated Care” American Board Of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Meetings, Tampa, FL. March 27, 28, 1998

 

1998 Grand Rounds on Managed Care and Ethics for Healthcare Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Providence Hospital, Southfield Michigan, Loyola Medical Center, Maywood IL. and Baylor Medical Center Houston Texas

 

HMC “Physicians Reclaiming the Practice of Medicine” Healthcare Marketing and Communications Council 5/12/98 Philadelphia, PA.

 

Keynote: “Leadership and Liability in Managed Care  International Managed Healthcare Congress Las Vegas NV  Feb 27, 1998

 

“Managed Care and End of Life Decision Making” with Paul Armstrong JD and Mark Hiepler JD, American Board Of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Meetings New Orleans, LA  November 7, 8 1997

 

Ethical Challenges in Long Term Care ” JCAHO National Long Term Care and Assisted Living Meeting   April 1997 Chicago, IL

 

“Case Management: Polling the Leaders and Experts” American Board Of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Meeting Tampa, FL April 27, 1997

 

American Board Of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Meeting,  Mesa, Arizona March 21, 22 1997

 

“Integrating Safety, Cost and Quality  American Board Of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Meeting Tampa, April 28, 1997

 

Rexamining Fiduciary Duties”,  IPA Assn of American,  Orlando, FL April 1997

 

Keynote shared by Arnold Relman MD, “Ethics and the New Economics” National Managed Healthcare Congress West,  Palm Springs, CA. Jan 28-31 1997

 

Keynote: “The Case Manager Caught in the Middle”, Mosby MCMC National Conference Nashville TN, October 1997

 

Keynote: “Integrating Clinical and Administrative Ethics” NMHCC CEO Summit Los Angeles, CA. Jan 28, 29 1997

 

Director of National Medical Directors Summit NMHCC Washington DC, April 1997

 

Keynote:“Eliminating Misconceptions about Legal Liability” American Board Of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Meetings, Tampa FL February 28, 1997

 

“ New Perspectives on End of Life Decision Making” Geriatric Nurses Meeting at Opryland Nashville TN August 1997

 

Keynote: “Ethics and the Information Superhighway”  Healthcare Financial Management Assn ANI with Arthur Miller, Arnold Relman, Emily Friedman, Carl Hitchener San Diego, CA. Spring, 1997

 

2 day program for newly entering CFOs into Healthcare, Buffalo New York Spring, 1997

                               

“Ethical Issues on the Long Term Care/Managed Care Interface”, The American College of Health Care Administrators Annual Conference New Orleans, LA.  April 1996

 

Keynote: “Money, Partnering and Advocacy: Exploring Ethical Issues in Capitated Care” NMHCC Meetings New York City, NY April 1996

 

Keynote: National Managed Healthcare Congress with Tom Anton J.D. Chicago, IL June 12, 1996

 

“Ethics and Managed Home Care”The New York Homecare Strategic Alliance Conference  New York City NY,  April 1996

 

“Unpacking Hidden Agendas in Managed Care”' Personal Health management Conference San Diego

 

“The Case Manager Caught in the Middle” Case Management Assn. National Conference Orlando September 1996

 

“Ethics, Homecare and the New Economics” Home Care Assn. of America  Amelia Island FL November 1996

 

“The Physician Caught in the Middle” Loyola University Dept. of  Medicine  Grand Rounds September 1996

 

“Ethics and Long Term care (panelist)” American Health Care Association  Honolulu,  September 1996

 

 “Ethics and Managed Care: Implications for Long Term Care” American Assn. of Homes and Services for the Aging San Antonio November 1995

 

“ Ethical Issues surrounding Health Care Reform” American Health Care Assn. --Las Vegas October 1994

 

Battle Creek Health Care Systems and VA Medical Center-- Multiple lectures October through January  (6 full days) 1994-1995

 

“Medical Risk Management and the New Economics: Implications for End of Life Decision Making  Providence Hospital Southfield MI October  1995

 

“Legal and Ethical Issues in Managed Care; Reassessing Roles and Responsibilities”, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL  September 1995

 

“Self Determination DNR and Medical Futility: Developing Policies, Procedures and Continuity” Tabor Hills Healthcare Naperville IL September 1995

 

 “Emerging Ethical issues on the Managed Care/ Long Term Care Interface”,  Illinois Healthcare Network Springfield, IL,  August 1995

 

. “Economic Profiling, Gatekeeping and Rationing: Challenges to Clinical Care” AMA Financing and Practice Services, Inc. Chicago, August 1995

 

“Ethical Issues in Economic Profiling”,  American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Chicago, August 1995

 

“The Emerging Ethics Committee in Long Term Care” with R. Mangum J.D. Managing Partner, Mangum Smietanka and Johnson, American College of Health Care Executives March  31,1995

 

“ Ethical Issues in Reengineering” w/Bill Arnold, Exec VP Franciscan Health Care System and former CEO of Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, CA American College of Health Care Executives April 2, 1995

 

“Ethical issues in Managed Care” Northwestern University Medical Center Dept. of Otolaryngology, April 1996

 

“The Physician Caught in the Middle” American Academy of Family Physicians, Charleston WVA April 1996

 

“The Physician Caught in the Middle: Ethical Issues in Managed Care”   Loyola University Medical Center Grand Rounds March 1996

 

“Who Decides: Critical Healthcare Decisions for the Family” Battle Creek MI,  January 11, 1995

 

Providence Hospital Medical Center  Southfield Michigan Three programs on Ethics and Medical Risk Management

·         “ Update on Issues Surrounding Withholding/ Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Procedures” March 1994

·         “Conflict Resolution and Ethics”  April 1994

·         “Medical Risk Management, Documentation and Decision Making” May 1994

                 

American Academy of  Cardiology Administrators, “Addressing Ethical Issues Spawned by Health Care Reform Initiatives” Atlanta GA March 12, 1994

 

HCA/ Bluegrass Hospital Frankfort Ky  Three days of consultation rounds and policy development on withholding/withdrawing life prolonging medical procedures

 

“Ethics and Health care Reform” American College of Health Care Executives  February 24,1994

 

“Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Health Care Reform” National Assn. of Rehabilitation Facilities Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX  January 17 1994

 

“Caring for the Patient of Diminishing Capacity”, Illinois Assn. of Homes for the Aged, Peoria IL August 1993

 

“ Ethics Issues Involving End of Life Decision Making” Illinois College of Family Practice Meetings Little Co of Mary Hospital September 1993

 

 “Health Care Reform: What’s on the Horizon?”  Glaxo  Pharmaceutical Company  Regional Meetings September 1993

 

“Integrating Clinical and Administrative Ethics  American College of Health Care Administrators, New Orleans, Louisiana,  April 1993

 

“Sociology, Ethics and Politics  Univ. of Chicago Clinical Ethics Program Chicago, IL March 1993

 

“Integrating Clinical & Administrative Ethics”    Mississippi  Hospital Assn.   Biloxi MS. June,1992

 

“Advance Directives and the HMO : “Possibilities and Polemics”  AAMCRA American Managed Care Assn. DC April,1992

 

  Ethics, Cost Containment, and Health Care Reform”, St. Mary's Hospital Livonia, MI  April 15,1992

 

“ Cost Containment  Ethics and Controversy ” Medical Grand Rounds Providence Hospital March 24, 1992

 

“Conflict Resolution and Self Determination” Joint Grand Rounds Ob-Gyn, Surgery and Family  Medicine Pontiac General Hospital (MI) March 16, 1992

 

“Clinical Casuistry and Self Determination” Pontiac General Hospital  Surgery  Rounds, March 4, 1992

 

“Advance Directives: Policies and Procedures” SE KY Area Health Education Center: Cynthiana, KY January 14,1992

 

*South-central Kentucky Rural Hospital Group,  5 one day programs on Advance

directives seminars and consultation at five rural  Kentucky Hospitals January 1992 coupled with five evening programs

 

“Policies & Procedures Surrounding Advance Directives and Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Procedures” North Oakland Medical Center Surgery Grand Rounds Pontiac MI, March 1992

 

“Advance Directives and Withholding/Withdrawing  Life Prolonging Medical Procedures” St. Mary's Hospital's Grand Rounds  Livonia MI , March 1993

 

 “The Patient Self Determination Act” Kentucky Hospital Assn. KY for Member Hospital CEO's London, KY, October 17,1991

 

“The Patient Self Determination Act” Kentucky Hospital Assn. Special Programs in Owensboro KY for Hospital CEO's October18,1991

 

“Policy Implications of the Self Determination Act” Veterans Administration Medical Center, Battle Creek MI September 21,1991

 

 “Bioethics: Conflict & Controversy” w/Paul Armstrong, J.D., Western Baptist Regional Medical Center Paducah KY, January 14, 1991.

 

Bioethics: Conflict & Controversy” w/Paul Armstrong, J.D., Kentucky Hospital Assn  Programs for Kentucky lawyers judges & risk managers. Louisville, KY January 15, 1991

 

“Ethics and Technology: Scarcity and Technocracy” Magadan USSR-Ministry of Health Magadan Soviet Far East- Invited lecture July  25,1990

 

 “The American Health Care System” Bilibina, Chukotka,  Arctic Circle USSR August,1990

 

“Controversies in HIV Infection: Legal, Ethical and Medical Questions” June 6, 1990 Wm Beaumont Hospital Southfield MI

 

“New Ethical Perspectives Surrounding Clinical Decision Making” Marshall University Medical School Huntington W VA  December 9, 1989

 

“Legal and Ethical Controversies Surrounding Consent and Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Procedures”. Veterans Administration Medical Center Grand Rounds, Huntington W VA December 8, 1989

 

“Ethics in Medicine: Dilemmas, Deliberations, Decisions”, Baltimore. w/ Paul Armstrong J.D.and Ron Cranford M.D. Princeton Insurance Co Huntsville MD September14,1989

 

“ Ethics and End of Life Decision Making”, National Health Council National Health Forum, Baltimore, MD  April 27,1989

 

 “Ethics and Medical Decision Making” California Hospital Assn.  Keynote Speaker and Moderator, with Congressman Pete (Fortney) Stark and Alain Entoven & workshop on “The Integrated Policy: A Model  for Problem Prevention” December  1-3 ,1988 Monterey CA

 

 “Ethical and Legal Issues in Caring for AIDS Patients” Several lectures through National Institute of Mental Health AIDS Training Programs for Health Care Professionals through a grant at Wayne State University Detroit, MI. 1988,89

 

“Patient Autonomy :Medical Issues” National Adult Protective Services Conference Workshops Oct. 24-28 San Antonio TX, 1988

 

 “The Integrated Policy: A Model for Problem Prevention” California Hospital Monterey, CA                                                     

Assn.,   December 3, 1988

 

“Withholding/Withdrawing Medical Procedures  Oakwood Hospital Grand Rounds, Dearborn MI,  November 2, 1988

 

“ Integrating Clinical and Administrative Ethics”  Illinois Health Care Assn. Annual Meeting, May 22,1988

 

“Who’s in Charge? Ethical Controversies at the End of Life” University of Kentucky Medical Center Neurology Grand Rounds  May 8, 1988

 

“ Integrating Clinical and Administrative Concerns in Long Term Care” South Dakota Health Care Assn. June 7, 1988

 

“New Perspectives in Caring for the Terminally Ill: Legal and Ethical Concerns” Veterans Administration Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD June 6, 1988

 

“ Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Procedures”Humanities Grand Rounds University of Kentucky Medical Center May 9, 1988

 

 “Tracing the Legal Legacy” Case Management Rounds Detroit Receiving Hospital 5/10/88

 

“The Integrated Policy” and “ Making Triage Decisions in Critical Care Settings: Clinical Ethical Dilemmas” Michigan Ethics Resource Network Institutional Ethics Committees  Education and Evaluation Meetings sponsored by the Medical Ethics Resource Network in conjunction with the Society of Health and Human Values, Midwest Region Annual Spring Meeting, April 29,30,1988

 

“Patient Autonomy :Medical Issues” National Adult Protective Services Conference

San Antonio, TX October 24, 1988

 

 “Ethics Consultation and Ethics Committees for Public Guardians”, National Guardianship Conference “, Chicago IL ,October 30-31,1988

 

 “Technology, Excellence & Ethics” Kentucky Hospital Assn. Annual Meeting Louisville KY May16,1988,

 

“New Directions in Clinical Ethics” Bon Secours Hospital, Southeastern Michigan Chaplains Assn. May 12, 1988

 

“Medical Ethics Update” Baptist Regional Medical Center, Corbin KY July 11, 1988

“Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Procedures “ Grand Rounds Harper Hospital May 16, 1988.

 

“Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Procedures “ Grand Rounds Allen Park VA Allen Park, MI ,  May 25 1988

 

“Integrating Ethics with Health Policy” University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. , May 25,1988

 

“Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Procedures in Long Term Care Facilities” w /P.Armstrong, Karen Quinlan’s Attorney and creator of Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Ct case in Re Nancy Cruzan, American Association of Homes for the Aged Annual Meeting , New York, September 1987

 

“Legal and Ethical Concerns in Caring for the Dying and Terminally Ill”Veterans Administration Regional Medical Educational Center November 12, 1987

 

“Legal and Ethical Concerns in Caring for the Dying and Terminally Ill Patient”, Danville Veterans Administration Hospital Danville IL , May  21, 1987.

 

“Legal and Ethical Concerns in Caring for the Dying and Terminally Ill Patient University of Illinois Medical School: Champaign/ Urbana , IL ,May 21, 1987.

 

“Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making” with West Virginia’s Attorney General  Charleston W.VA December 6, 1987

 

“Ethics and Aging” American Society of Aging, Atlanta GA  January 11, 1987.

 

“Current Issues in Clinical Ethics and Health Law” Monthly Medical Meeting November 1987

 

“New Directions in Substitute Decision Making” Manatee Memorial Hospital , Sarasota FL May 22, 1987.

 

“ Integrating Clinical & Administrative Ethics” American Medical International California Hospitals Regional Meetings San Diego, September,1987

 

“Autonomy & Decision Making” Arizona Baptist Hospital and Health Care System-Phoenix AZ  May15,1987

 

“New Directions in Withholding/ Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Procedures” Valley View Medical Center, Sun City, AZ  May 14,1987

 

“Ethics: Policies, Procedures and Protocols”, Wright  Patterson Air Force Base Hospital All day Program, January 30,1987

 

 “Perspectives in Clinical Ethics” Henry Ford Hospital System Pastoral Care Rounds, Detroit, MI  May 23,1987

 

“ Ethics, Conflict Resolution and End of Life Decision Making”, New England Society of Hospital Social Work Directors Annual Meeting Nashua NH November 8,1987

 

“Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making” West Virginia Health Care Association” , w/Legal Counsel Attorney General's office  Charleston,WV  December 6,1987

 

“Corporate Ethics and Administrative Dilemmas”, American Society on Aging National Conference Ethics in An Aging Society: Hard Times and Hard Choices, Atlanta, Georgia, January 11-13 ,1987

 

“ Ethical Issues Surrounding Surrogate and Substitute Decision Making” New England Region Society for Hospital Social Work Directors Annual Conference, Nashua New Hampshire Fall, 1987

 

“New Directions in Medical Ethics” Grand Rounds, John Randolph Community Hospital, Hopewell VA. April 30, 1987

 

“Who’s in Charge” Grand Rounds , Sinai Hospital, Detroit MI, May 12, 1987

 

“Ethics, Policies and Conflict Resolution” John Randolph Community Hospital, Hopewell VA. May 15, 1987

 

 “Legal and Ethical Concerns Regarding the Right to Die”, Humana-Alaska -Medical Staff Grand Rounds, September November,1987

 

 “ Developing  Coherent and Consistent Policies Dealing With Ethical Issues” San Dimas Hospital CA, November,1987

 

“Current Issues in Clinical Ethics and Health Law” Circle City Hospital Corona CA , November 1987

 

“Liability, Policy, & Process” Commonwealth of Mass Long Term Care Hospitals, Framingham,  MA   February 11, 1987

 

“Who’s in Charge of the Hopelessly Ill Patient” a series of 6 all day sessions for

      Michigan District 14 Medical Centers Lectures through the REMC Program , Ann Arbor, MI,     Battle Creek, MI,  Saginaw MI, and Bay City MI

 

“Balancing Patient Wishes & Legal Liability : A Model Approach” , N J Citizens Bioethics Advisory Committee & Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, May 1, 1987   North  Plainfield,  NJ

 

“ Liability and Standards: Legal and Ethical Considerations” American Educational Institute           Seminars 1987 season Recurrent Videotapes in several locations in AZ, Mexico, Dominican        Republic, Hawaii, NM, UT, CA, NV,  and WY

 

  “Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care” Massachusetts General Hospital's Summer Educational Institute Two day session Newport RI,  June 17-19, 1986

     

 “ Legal and Ethical Issues in Long Term Care” with Paul Armstrong  J.D.(Karen Ann Quinlan's    legal counsel), American Assn. of Homes for the Aged 25th Anniversary Exposition Session,     NYC, September 28, 1986

 

“Medical Ethics Update” American Assn. of Medical Colleges New Orleans LA 1986

 

“Ethical Issues in Financing Long Term Care” (Panel) American Assn. of Homes for the Aged 25th Anniversary Exposition Session, NYC,  September 30, 1986

     

“Durable Powers of Attorney and the Living Will” Citizens for Better Care Meetings, Detroit MI ,UAW Center  Fall , 1986        

 

“Ethical and Legal Issues in Long Term Care”, Indiana Association for Homes for the Aged Annual Meeting  April 16, 1986

 

 “Legal and Ethical Issues in Caring For Patients of Diminished Competence” Second Annual National Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, Wayne State University, April 1986.

 

 “Ethical Issues in Gerontological Nursing” Mercy Health Systems, Farmington, MI   May 24, 1986

 

“Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Procedures” Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, CT March 10, 1986.

 

“Surrogate and Substitute Decision Making: Legal and Ethical Issues” Grand Rounds, Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA, March 8, 1986

 

“ Integrated Consent and Withholding/Withdrawing Life Prolonging Procedures Tri-Cities Hospital Oceanside, CA  January 6, 1986 (all day program)

 

 “ Standards, Liability and Consent” Grand Rounds and all day program, Rapides Hospital, Alexandria LA,  November 11, 1986

 

“Integrating Clinical and Administrative Concerns  Illinois Health Care Assn. , Chicago IL May 2,1986

 

“Reimbursement and Ethics” (panelist)  American Assn. of Homes and Housing for the Aged on          Washington, DC  September 28,1986

 

 “Who’s In Charge of the Hopelessly Ill Patient?” Hospital Center at Orange Keynote speaker      and Moderator, Orange, New Jersey  September1986 (6 Hr. program) Taped by HIN Satellite Network for national viewing to 1200 Hospitals

 

*“Pulmonary Ethics Rounds” Sinai Hospital of Detroit, May 12, 1987

 

*“SICU Ethics Rounds” Sinai Hospital of Detroit, May 16, 1987

 

*“MICU Ethics Rounds”, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, May 17, 1987

 

*(Pulmonary, MICU, SICU, and CCU  Rounds usually offered monthly by me for the entire year)

 

“ Who’s in Charge? Second Annual Seminar of Hospice Care  for Allied Health Professionals       and Caregivers Keynote Speaker Binghamton New York October 8,1985

 

“Who’s in Charge” Bayshore Hospital Holmdel NJ   May 1985

 

“Who’s in Charge” Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas TX  August 15, 1985

 

 “New Perspectives in Medical Ethics” Grand Rounds  Saratoga Hospital , Saratoga, CA August 1985

 

“New Perspectives in Medical Ethics” Grand Rounds, Los Gatos Hospital, Los Gatos CA

 August 1985

 

 “Ethics and Geriatrics” Madonna College, Livonia MI  October 8, 1985

 

“The Hopelessly Ill &Dying Patient: Legal and Ethical Issues” Aging w Representative Hollister & Jay Rosen MI Office of Medical Affairs, LeVine Institute on Detroit MI September, 1985.

 

Legal  and Ethical Controversies in Medicine”, Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Elmira NY September15,1985

 

 “Who’s in Charge?” Grand Rounds, King’s Daughters Memorial Hospital, Frankfort, KY

   May 15, 1986.

 

“Who's in Charge of the Hopelessly Ill and Dying Patient: Legal Ethical and Religious Concerns” Wausau Hospital Center”, October 29,1985,  Wausau, Wisconsin

 

 “New Perspectives on Surrogate and Substitute Decision Making for Public Wards”  Maine Department Social Services  Mental Health and Mental Retardation and Adult Protective     Services Divisions Conference for Maine Probate Judges Court Reporters & state based guardians (all the Maine probate courts were closed that day for my seminar aimed at creating consistency across jurisdictions. Bangor ME, May,1985

 

“Ethical Considerations in Long Term Care”,Michigan Non Profit Homes Assn., Keynote Annual Conference, Midland, MI  October 9,1985

 

“Resolving Ethical Dilemmas” Emergency  Nurses Assn. Scientific Assembly NYC, September 8, 1985

 

“Legal Ethical and Administrative Issues” Rhode Island Hospital Assn. Haricomp Newport RI May 23,1985

 

 “Problems Surrounding Medical Decision Making: Diminished Competence, DNR’s Durable Powers of Attorney” Kentucky Hospital Assn. Fall Conference (2 lectures) September 26 and 27th, 1985, Cumberland Falls, KY

 

”Gerontology: Initiatives, Insights, and Innovations in Health Care Delivery Michigan Department on Aging and Dept. of Public Health Lansing MI  November 8, 1985

 

“Who’s in Charge of the Hopelessly Ill Patient? Office of Medical Affairs ,State of Michigan With Representative Dave Hollister and Jay Rosen OMA October 9, 1985

 

“New Directions in Clinical Ethics”, The Maine Society of Hospital Social Workers Bangor September,1985

 

“Developing Ethical Institutional Policies that Can Stand up in Court” Michigan Non-Profit Homes Assn., The Ohio Association of Philanthropic Homes and Housing for the Aged, Indiana Homes for the Aged , the Ontario Assn. of Homes for the  Aged and the LeVine Institute on Aging Legal and Ethical Controversies in Long Term Care Conference”  conference organizer  Windsor, Ontario ,June 6-8,1985 and Keynote on Ethics in Long Term Care September19,1985

 

“Ethical Responsibilities for Public Health Officers” (Panelist)  American Public Health Assn.

Washington DC November, 1984

 

“Who’s in Charge?” Massachusetts Association of Health Care Providers Annual Meeting November 4, 1984

 

“Imperatives for the 80’s and Ethical Implications” Rhode Island Hospital Providence TI December 9, 1984

 

“Ethics and Uncertainty” Brown University Medical School’s  Bioethics Advisory Group, April 24, 1984

 

“ Legal and Ethical Issues in Caring for the Terminally Ill” ,Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Grand Rounds, Boston, MA May 11, 1984

 

“Who’s in Charge of the Hopelessly Ill Patient  Grand Rounds  St. Lukes Hospital ,New Bedford Mass February 2, 1984

 

“Who’s in Charge ?” Charlton Hospital, Grand Rounds  Fall River, MA May 4, 1984

 

Who’s in Charge” Massachusetts Association of Health Care Providers Annual Meeting November 4, 1984

 

 “Imperatives for the 80’s and Ethical Implications” Rhode Island Hospital Providence TI December 9, 1984

 

“Ethics and Uncertainty” Brown University Medical School’s  Bioethics Advisory Group, April 24, 1984

 

“ Legal and Ethical Issues in Caring for the Terminally Ill” ,Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Grand Rounds, Boston, MA May 11, 1984

 

“Who’s in Charge?” Newport Naval Hospital Newport RI  March 9, 1984

 

“Informed Consent and Ethics” University of Kentucky National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Ethics, Lexington KY July 14, 1983

 

“ New Perspectives in Medical Ethics and Health Law” WPRI TV Channel 12 Providence RI 2/9/84

 

“Medical Ethics Issues” WHJJ Radio Providence RI,  February 14, 1984

 

“Medical Ethics and Legal Considerations in Long Term Care, Mississippi Assn. for Health care Administrators Gulfport MS. February 2, 1983

 

“Who’s in Charge” Los Gatos Hospital  Los Gatos, CA. January  2, 1983

 

“Who’s in Charge” Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga, CA,  January 3, 1983

 

APHA “Ethical Responsibilities for Public Health Officers” Panel Washington, November 1984

 

New England Forum for Death Education “ Ethics and Anticipatory Grief”,

Providence R.I, March 84

 

“Who's in Charge of the Hopelessly Ill Patient Newport Naval Hospital, Medical Grand Rounds, Newport  R.I. March 9, 1984

 

“Medical Ethics and Legal Considerations in  Long Term Care” Mississippi  Assn. for Health Care Administrators, Gulfport MS, February 16,1983                                                     

 

“Technology and Business in Academic Environments” Tougaloo College April12,1983

 

“Hospice Accreditation and Licensure” w John. Blum J.D., American  Public Health Assn. October 82

 

“Ethics and Reimbursement  Arkansas Commission on Health Care Cost Containment Spring 82  Little Rock Arkansas

 

“Technology and Business in Academic Environments” Tougaloo College Tougaloo MS

 

“Ethics in Family Practice” University of Mississippi Medical Center , Jackson, MS., April 6, 1983

 

“Ethical Issues in Research and Experimentation” University of Mississippi Medical Center  Jackson, MS., April 16, 1982

 

“The Medical Ethics/Health Law Interface”, American Assn. of Law Librarians Atlanta GA Spring 1982

 

 “The Ethics/Energy Interface” The University Of Mississippi Forum, April 1982

 

 “Ethics and Healthcare” Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA. March 1981

 

“Smoking Policy in the US and Ethics” University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health November1981

 

American Association of Law Librarians “ Exploring the Medical Ethics/Health Law Interface” Atlanta, GA  May 82

 

“Smoking Policy & Ethics” University of California Berkeley School of Public Health Berkeley, January 1981

 

American Public Health Assn. Meetings Los Angeles CA., Presentation on Bioethics Forum on “Priorities / Allocations on the Health Energy Interface” November 1-5, 1981

 

“Caring for the Terminally Ill/Hopelessly Ill Patient” Massachusetts  General Hospital , Boston, MA., May, 1981

 

“Re- examining Baby Doe” First Annual Eunice Shriver lecture in Biomedical Ethics and Human Reproduction (Panelist  with Original Film Group) March 1981

 

 “Ethical Issues in Palliative Care” The International Work Group on Dying, Death and Bereavement and the Swedish Medical Society Stockholm, Sweden July 1981

 

 “Ethical Dimensions in Home Health Care” The Massachusetts Assn. for Home Health Bedford Mass, May 1981

 

“Who's In Charge: Legal and Ethical Dimensions?” Texas A and M Medical School , TX. Fall 1981

 

“Caring for  Hopelessly Ill Pt” Univ. TX Medical Center- Southwestern ,Dallas 1981

 

“ Ethics and Hospice Care” National Hospice Assn.  Eastern Division Program Boston MA. Spring 1981

 

“Caring for the Terminally- Hopelessly Ill Patient” Mass General Hospital,  Boston, MA., May1981

 

First Annual Eunice Shriver Lecture in Biomedical Ethics and Human Reproduction  at the Boston Public Library March 1981(panelist)

 

“Ethics and Palliative Care” The International Work Group on Dying Death and Bereavement & Swedish Cancer Society at Stockholm and Dalaro Sweden. June 1981

 

“Uncertainty and Ethics” University of Texas Galveston Medical School presentation special session  National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on ethics 1981   

 

 Brown University Medical School,1981 Bioethics Forum Panelist Providence, RI

 

 “New Directions in Ethics” Harvard Dental School Annual Ethics Lecture Spring Semester 1981 Boston, MA. 5/81

 

 “Priorities and Allocation of the Health/ Energy Interface” American Public Health Assn. Meetings Los Angeles CA. November1,1981

 

“Ethics and Hospice Care” National Hospice Assn. Boston MA Spring, 1981

 

“Bioethics and Policy”, Tufts University, Medford, MA,  Fall 1981

 

“ Legal and Ethical Issues in Caring for the Hopelessly Ill Patient” University of Texas Medical Center-Southwestern Dallas TX  Spring 1981.

 

“Ethics and the Terminally Ill Patient” New Jersey College of  Medicine and Dentistry  Camden NJ, April 1980

 

“Current Concerns in Law and Ethics” The American Pharmaceutical Assn. Washington, DC Fall 1980

 

“Ethics and the Health Care System” International Work Group Asilomar California October1980

 

“Who’s in Charge of  The Hopelessly  Patient? “ St. Lukes Hospital Grand Rounds New Bedford MA

 

 “Who’s in Charge of the Terminally Ill Patient?” Bioethics Forum Newton Wellesley Hospital, Wellesley, MA  Spring, 1980

 

“Justice and Health Care” Bentley College,  Waltham Mass, September 1980

 

“Ethics and Terminal Illness” Mass General Hospital Forum, Newport, RI ,Summer 1980 (2 day session)

 

“Ethics and Prioritizing” C.W.` Post University, Long Island NY

 

“Medical Decision Making and Ethics”, the North Carolina Philosophical Society, Chapel Hill, NC

 

SPEAKERS BUREAUS

 

      I have been active with Glaxo’s speakers bureau for many years, also Novartis, Parke-Davis, Pfizer, Merck, Great Speakers and Leading Authorities.

 

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Exchange Student in Ecuador- Good language facility in Spanish

Senior Advisor to the Minister of Health Magadan Chukotka Regions of Soviet Far East 90,91

Countries Visited: Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Puerto Rico,Colombia, England, Spain, Egypt, Malta, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Soviet Union, Australia, Japan, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Antigua, Netherland Antilles, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands,  and American Virgin Island,

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

I have offered a wide range of grand rounds, consultations with administrative and clinical staff, offered seminars and/or developed policies and procedures in the following settings

 

A. With National Health Care Organizations

Managed Healthcare Journal (Editorial Board member and Columnist)

American Medical Assn: Continuing Ed

MD Options: com

Silver Sneakers

Healthcare Oklahoma

The Commission-URAC, Washington, DC

The Case Management Society of America

The Center for Case Management Outcomes and Accountability

The Dental Network of America

National Managed Healthcare Congress Headquarters

The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Assns. Worked with Managed Care, Managed Behavioral Health Care Divisions Networks, PPOs and Future Initiatives at the JCAHO

QHR/JCAHO as coordinator for ISQUA International Congress as well as Joint Commission International

Glaxo Pharmaceuticals- Future Trends in Healthcare - Retreat Pebble Beach CA Jan 1997

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians Tampa re Quality Assessment, Future Trends, Liability Issues, The Cost Quality Interface re programs in Atlanta, Tampa, San Francisco, Chicago, Mesa, AZ, New Orleans, and Baltimore

Hill Rom National LTC Meetings

The American Medical Assn. 

The American Hospital Assn.

The American Rehabilitation Assn.

The National Hospice Assn.

The American College of Healthcare Executives

National Guardianship Association 

National Health Council

National Adult Protective Services Conference

The American Society on Aging

The American Public Health Assn

The American Gerontological Society

The American College of Cardiology Administrators

The American Association of  Managed Care (AAMCRA)

The Swedish Cancer Society 

The Am Board of Quality Assurance and Risk Management Physicians

Hospital Corporation of America

 

B. With State Health Care Organizations/Associations

The Arkansas Cost Containment Commission

The California Hospital Assn.

AMI Hospitals of California

The Arizona Baptist Hospital System

The Kentucky Baptist Hospital System

NJ Citizens Bioethics Advisory Commission

Mercy Health Services of Michigan

The Kentucky Hospital Assn.

Michigan Ethics Resource Network

The Mississippi Hospital Assn.

The MS College of Long Term Care Adm.

IL Assn. of Homes and Housing for the Aged

Indiana Assn. of Homes and Housing for the Aged

Princeton Insurance Company of New Jersey

Princeton Insurance Company in Maryland

The Michigan Non Profit Homes Assn.

Ontario Assn. of Homes & Housing for the Aged

Maine Assn. of Homes and Housing for the Aged

 Ohio Assn. of Homes and Housing for the Aged

The South Dakota Health Care Assn.

The West Virginia Health Care Assn.

NY Assn. of Homes and Housing for the Aged

The New York Homecare Assn.

 

C. At Teaching Hospitals

Northwestern University (IL)

Loyola University (IL)

Massachusetts General Hospital  (MA)

New Bedford Hospital (MI)

Saratoga Hospital (CA.)

The Hospital Center at Orange (NJ)

Hopewell Hospital (VA.)

HCA Bluegrass Hospital (KY)

Pontiac General Hospital (MI)

Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital (MI)

St . Mary's Hospital (MI)

Arnot Ogden Hospital (NY)

Binghamton Hospital (NY)

University of Chicago (IL)

Sinai Hospital (MI)

Grace Hospital (MI)

Harper Hospital (MI)

Oakwood Hospital (MI)

Wm. Beaumont Hospital (MI)

South Central Kentucky Regional Hospital (KY)

Bon Secours Hospital (MI)

New England  Society Hospital Social Workers

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State of Maine Dept. of Adult Protective Services

American Educational Institute (MI)

Health Care Satelitte Network (NJ)

Hospital Satelitte Network (CA)

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center (NJ)

The Hospital Center at Orange (NJ)

Baystate Medical Center (MA)

W. Va Health care Assn.

Humana Hospital (AK)

Valley View Medical Center (AZ)

Villa View (CA)

Manatee Memorial Hospital (FL)

Arizona Baptist Hospital

Wausau Hospital Center (WI)

Rhode Island Hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (CT)

Providence Hospital (MI)

Henry Ford Hospital (MI)

University of Michigan Hospital (MI)

VA Medical Centers in IL,MI, KY, SD, W. VA.

Los Gatos Hospital (CA.)

The Academy of Family Physicians

The Maine Society  of Hospital Social Workers

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Risk Management Physicians

Illinois College of Family Practice

Mississippi Hospital Assn.

Mississippi Health Care Assn.

West Virginia Academy of Family Practice

New England Forum for Death Education

 Int'l Workgroup on Dying, Death, & Bereavement

 

 

D. At Medical Schools

Harvard Medical School                   

Vanderbilt Medical School

University of Mississippi Medical School

Marshall Medical School (W VA.)

University of California at Berkeley

Southwest Texas State University

University of Texas Galveston

University of California‑Berkeley

University of Louisville Medical School

University of Kentucky Medical School

Midwestern University (IL)

New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry

Rutgers University School of Medicine

University of SD School of Medicine

Tufts Medical School

Boston University Medical School

Brown University Medical School

Texas A and M Medical School

Southwestern Medical School

University of Chicago Medical School

Wayne State Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School

Loyola Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School

 

 

E. At Rural Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities and Home Health Organizations Not Already Listed

The Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys

The New York Home Care Assn

The Managed Care Congress

The  Chicago Bar Assn.: Health lawyers Division

Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility (LTC)

The Jewish Home for the Aged (MI)

The Princeton Insurance Company

Tri‑Cities Medical Center (CA.)

San Dimas Hospital (CA.)

Glendora Hospital (CA.)

Holmdel Hospital (NJ)

Bayshore Hospital (NJ)

Desert Hills LTC (AZ)

Washington Guardianship Assn.

University of California‑Davis

Texas Adult Protective Services

Maine Adult Protective Services

Maine Probate Judges and Court Reporters

Rapides Hospital Alexandria (LA)

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Robbins Dennis A. Moral Problems in Medicine ed.  Beauchamp, Tom, AITIA 1978

 

Robbins Dennis A. Ethics in Medicine ed. Reiser, S, Curran Wm. &Dyck, Arthur Cambridge MIT Press AITIA 78

 

Robbins Dennis A. Eastern Mysticism Vol. 1, the Near East and India AITIA 1978

 

Robbins Dennis A.  Hegel’s Phenomenology Part I AITIA 1978

 

Robbins Dennis A.   Religion, Reason, and Man, AITIA, 1978

 

Robbins Dennis A.    Touchstones of Reality by Maurice Friedman January 1974 East West Journal

 

Robbins Dennis A.     Common Sense II AITIA  October, 1975

 

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