Alice Herb

BA, Syracuse University. JD, LLM, New York University School of Law. Assistant clinical professor of family practice and humanities in medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; ethics consultant to New York Methodist Hospital. Formerly ethics consultant to the Brooklyn Hospital Center (1994-2003); formerly TV news and cultural affairs producer, director, and writer. Special interest in clinical ethics, particularly in channels/barriers between health-care professionals and patients/families, cultural diversity and its effect on physician/patient interaction, the role of palliative care in a high-tech environment, and the continuing dilemma in human subject research; currently involved in an initiative to change the guardianship law in New York State. Author: Autonomy, the Encyclopedia of Care of the Elderly (Springer Publishing Company, 2007); co-author with Burke and Swidler, “Three Stubborn Misconceptions About the Authority of Health Care Agents,” NYSBA’s Health Law. SLC, 1996—

Graduate program: Human Genetics Program

Courses taught in Human Genetics Program

  • Ethics

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